Five teenagers crowded around the television at our house to watch the election results. Two of them shared a chair. We have chairs enough but when it comes to sharing seat space teenagers seem especially generous.
None of them are old enough to vote but they took it for granted that Obama would win. He's smart, charismatic, visionary, wants to end the war, intends to raise taxes for the wealthiest and help the poorest.
Like, why wouldn't he win, right?
At the same time, they were keenly aware of the fact that they were witnessing a historic event. If someone said something stupid, as teenager are apt to do, another would say, "For the rest of my life, every time I think of this night, I'm going to remember you saying that."
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