Obama Makes History

More than 40 years ago, African-Americans couldn’t drink from the same water fountains and use the same restrooms as Caucasians.

Today, we have our first African-American president. Today is a historical moment in our country’s history, and all Americans know that. There were very few newspapers left in our city as I discovered while driving around trying to find copies for my dad. Everyone wants something to remember today.

I love elections, and last night was no different. Today, I was feeling quite down after yesterday’s high. I get so energized on election day as I prepare to head off to the elections office and call in all the local numbers. Elections are one of the things that we journalists live for. People depend on us. Our team rocked yesterday. We had fabulous commentary in the studio, and we had several contract workers and my own husband out at numerous polling locations calling in raw numbers. It was a team effort, as it always is, and it was stellar coverage — definitely the best in the area. Days like yesterday make me proud to be a journalist.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Lisanne says:

    I know ~ isn’t it amazing? I was on a total high when I covered elections for our college newspaper. There was such a buzz in the air. I was GLUED to ABC News on Tuesday night! Stayed up to watch the entire thing! Yes, it does make me feel proud, too, to call myself a journalist. Awesome about your station’s coverage! Good job!

  2. Joe says:

    You did great with the election coverage. And it was fun to help out, especially because I was paid in pizza!

  3. You deserve to be proud for taking such an active part! This is an historical event your children will be learning of and you will be able to say, “I was there”!

  4. Julie says:

    Very cool Cadi and you should be VERY proud to play such a big part of the election coverage.

  5. Mark says:

    Although I live across the pond I took a lot of interest in the US elections and was pleased that Barack Obama won. History has been re-written and long live Democracy. It must have been fascinating to be so closely involved with the election coverage as a journalist.

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