I have followed politics, I have voted, but I have never extensively read everything I could on candidates. I have never donated to a campaign. I have never devoted countless thoughts, hours, discussions, etc. to a candidate. Because I've never had such hopeful faith in a candidate; I've never felt so strongly in the rightness of a candidate. It's always been the lesser of two evils to a degree for me. But this time ... this time it was about voting for the right person for the job. And that person was ... is Barack Obama.
I am proud to have watched his speech announcing his candidacy live. I am proud to have voted for him. Proud to have donated some of my meager earnings to his campaign. I am proud to be an American in an America where this man can be -- AND IS -- a nominee, an incredibly strong nominee, for the President of the United States of America.
I am a supporter of Barack Obama and I know that I share the joy and pride of this day with every other supporter of Barack Obama out there.
(Eek, I posted this on Daily Kos, my first diary there. Whoah!)