saavedra77: Back to the byte mines ... (Obama 08)
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What follows behind the cut is my photographic record of election night, 2008, as it unfolded in the streets of Seattle, more or less illustrating the merry ramblings of my last journal entry:


The painted Obama sign in the window of the hipster clothing outlet Zebrahead, on Pike St., is actually one of my favorite pieces of political art to emerge from this campaign. It's really just a warmer version of the HOPE poster you see everywhere, but the brighter colors and psychedelic patterns just make it for me, brightening the grey autumn streetscape:
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Supporters of Barack Obama and other candidates occupy the street corners near Westlake Center at Rush Hour, waving their placards and hoping to motivate those last few stragglers to get to the polls:
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A McCain-Palin activist stands a lonely vigil in enemy territory:
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(At one point, I'm pretty sure that heard him disparage the Obama people around him as "lemmings.")

Three hours after my friends and I settled into the Showbox's Green Room, CNN calls the race for Obama:
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My friends and I are here basking in the realization that our candidate has actually won:
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Obama delivers his acceptance speech, looking every bit as much the role as I'd always known he would:
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After the race was called for Obama, this human tsunami began pouring out into the streets:
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And when I finally got back to Capitol Hill at around ten, people were still dancing in the streets:
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No doubt about it: Best. Election. Ever.
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