That was until we were left with Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain. I needed to listen carefully to what they both had to say. As time grew, I learned a lot more about Barack Obama and his stand on a lot of issues. I saw him as a well-spoken, highly-educated individual who didn't fold when confronted by an experienced veteran such as John McCain. He stood his ground and let the people decide. I started to like him. By mid-September, I already knew who I was going to vote for. It is Barack Obama. And I did vote for him.
The change we are about to face may come in painful strides. It may even get worse before it gets better. The reason why I voted for him was because I believe he is able to inspire all of us. He has energized this country like no other.
When he won last night and I watched him speak - I was almost in tears. I can say that I'm glad I voted for him. And folks, this is the very first time I have ever voted. I'm darn proud of it.