Doonesbury (11/5/08)

11-05-08-doonesbury

Some might say it was a bold move for Doonesbury to write a strip assuming an Obama victory, although in retrospect it seems like all those poll respondents were trying to tell us something. I arrived in Grant Park last night just as the networks were calling the election and made it to a jumbotron in time to see John McCain’s incredibly gracious concession speech followed by Obama’s short and sweet address to the crowd of 240,000. There was excitement and nervousness and pride and even a bit of disbelief in the air as the enormous (and, appropriately enough, multiracial) crowd cheered on Chicago’s own president-elect.

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