Sitting down, so Obama will stand up

September 1, 2011
By Russ Powell
Yale Daily News

With great fervor, I, together with millions of hopeful Americans, went to the polls in 2008 to vote for Barack Obama. In the months leading up to the presidential election he had galvanized incredible support for his candidacy, capitalizing on America’s deep desire to see change in Washington. I especially remember how I hung upon every word of Obama’s presidential acceptance speech, a late-night address before thousands in Chicago and millions who watched on TV across the world.