Barack Obama declared victory in Grant Park amid celebration and the wafting scent of an herb now available for medicinal purposes in Michigan and Fook caught the celebration on tape. Hear it on this edition of Keeping Score In Chicago.
At Grant Park Obama reminded us of both Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy. I saw Dr. King's Dream come true on that stage. And Kennedy's vision was apparent in Obama's challenge to us. Kennedy and King never promised us a hand out. They promised us a fair shake.
The first Black President of the United States strode out onto the stage in front of a hushed press and an alternately roaring and quietly awestruck crowd it hit me that it was for real - all the believers actually succeeded in believing this Presidency into being.