But, now, we are down to crunch time. No matter who you support, you feel the anxiety in the air, the realization from every side that right now is almost too late, and those involved in campaigns are almost holding their breath to see what happens.
Joe Vogel (who, if you remember, was involved with inviting Michael Moore to BYU, and wrote The Obama Movement: Why Barack Obama Speaks to America's Youth, among other books) wrote this early this morning on his Barack Obama blog:
Remember how we felt the night Barack Obama won the Iowa caucuses. For a brief moment, the division, the bitterness, the cynicism, the anger subsided. Even the most skeptical pundits recognized the beauty of the moment as Barack Obama and his young family made their way onto the stage where he delivered one of the most memorable speeches in a generation.He gives an interesting insight, and perhaps a reminder for those like myself, to breathe and remember why we're doing this. The last two sentences truly sum up everything I needed to be reminded of this morning.
That night as I read through blogs and comments on news sites I witnessed something I have never seen before or since. Almost unanimously, people recognized something profound just happened. They were inspired. They felt hope. They were proud to be Americans.
Maybe I should have joined a yoga class this week instead of the gym.