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Unity in Polity

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It’s really intriguing how much a presidential election can unite a community. While it is true that debates can get quite intense, Barack Obama’s arrival shows how important elections are to us. Its one thing to want to go see the man give a speech, and it’s another thing to stand in line for hours on end to get tickets. However, it takes a whole new level of dedication to watch the speech live from a video feed in a completely different building. I really do have high hopes for this election.

Barack Obama coming to town certainly brought out some interesting reactions. We had an interesting combination of people who came out of the woodwork for and against Obama. While I think it’s a bit rude to have signs that say “NObama ’08,” I think it’s nifty to have people display opinions other than “I’m a Republican” or “I’m a Democrat.” Another interesting thing was the Secret Service that was around campus. It was a surprisingly low-key event for the fact that one of the presidential candidates was here. I hope there are more events like this on campus, as it was certainly a way to bring people together.

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Written by Ian Littman

September 16th, 2008 at 1:15 pm

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