A rare nontechnical blog entry from me today; I have had some technical ones queued up in the back of my mind for a bit, but it was hard to spend today thinking about technology. Or, at least other than as a delivery mechanism for election results.

Before Obama decided to run for president, I read an article about possible presidential contenders which included him. The article linked to this YouTube video of Obama. I was struck by his charisma and, doing a bit more research, his extraordinary intelligence and hopeful message. This guy didn’t get into an ivy league school via the old boy network like Bush did. I decided within that hour that if he did run, I would contribute to his campaign, the first time I’d ever really done anything approaching active participation in politics beyond voting.

I have a feeling that’s true for a lot of Americans right now. Anyways, I planned to keep this blog short. I just had to write something though – it’s an immensely inspiring day today.

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