Monday, 11 February 2008

T.C. Willams High School, Alexandria, VA

Remember the Titans? Well, it was a tale of racial integration in a High School football starring Denzel Washington. T.C. Williams High School team is the Titans and that's where I encountered Mr Barack Obama today. Get it?

I must have talked to three dozen Obama voters today, ranging from the activist of 50 years from Fairfax county to students of the High School itself to Latinos for Obama to Veterans and self-declared 'Obama-crats.' Each has a different tale but they are inspired and most aren't activists or regularly involved in the political process.

These Obama events are more akin to going to a Prince concert than a political rally. They are not devoid of substance, far from it. But this is a movement, a scream, a tornado, whatever you want to call it. And it's gaining a momentum that is becoming hard to resist.

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