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I Don’t Know What To Say…What Would Pop-Pop Think?

Sen. Barack Obama is officially the Democratic Party nominee for the Presidency of the United States of America

wasn’t up on the “Negro holidays”). At 75, he just gave up riding motorcycles, after surviving an accident relatively unscathed. He’s lived in Arizona for more than 25 years. I haven’t asked him, but I’ll bet he’s voting for McCain.

By the way, Obama versus McCain will be the first election for which my second oldest child, Christine, is eligible to vote. I’ve always told her and her three siblings that they are part of the first generation of Edmonds born with the right to vote, thanks to the National Voting Rights Act of 1965. I’m counting on Christine’s vote to cancel out her grandfather’s, allowing mine to put Obama over the top. But I’d risk a tie if Pop-Pop could have cast a vote. Imagine: four generations of black people voting in a presidential election with a black man one step away from the White House.

I don’t know what to say….

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  • Mike Adubato

    Yes, strange things do happen! I honestly thought we’d have a woman as president, or nominated to be one, before a black man!! Of course I’m happier with this choice – an honest (so far) man beating out a female criminal. (If I did half the stuff Hillary did, I wouldn’t have gotten away with it!)

    McCain though is going for the “unexperienced minority” card now – Gov Palin as his running mate! Is this historical or what? Or has McCain’s senility finally set in??

    Rest in Peace Pop-Pop!