So today on my lunch hour, I went to change the address on my driver's license. A bold move on my part, I know, since I've only lived in my "new" apartment for about eight months. What? I've been busy! Anyway, so I went to the county building where there is an express Secretary of State office. I changed my address without incident and wandered out. I exited the building and was facing Daley Plaza. I saw that they had a little rally going on with tents set up. Sometimes these tents sell stuff, so I thought I'd wander through on my way back to work. As I worked my way through the crowd, I could hear the speech going on, although I didn't really pay attention.
Suddenly, I've somehow worked my way to the front of the crowd and I look up in time to hear Mayor Daley say, "...our senator, Barack Obama!" And there - literally feet in front of me...is the democratic nominee for president.
I had accidentally stumbled onto Barack Obama's unscheduled stop at Chicago's Olympic Rally that was held today at the Daley Center. I listened to his speech and it was easy to see why he's been so successful. He's a really great speaker. I could hardly wait to get back to the office and call Mike to tell him! I don't care who you support or who you're voting for, whether you like Obama, Clinton, McCain or none of the above. No matter! This is history, baby. And today I was there!