Wednesday, June 04, 2008


Today was a day of celebration of sorts in Kenya. U.S. Senator Barack Obama became the first African American nominee for a major U.S. political party. There is so much pride in the achievement here. As a son of Kenya, Obama is everywhere. On t-shirts, on the matatus(Kenya's van service), and in store windows. I am told it he becomes the U.S. President they will mark the event with a national holiday. It's strange seeing so much interest here in an election so far away. I thought I was taking a break from presidential politics, but I have to say it's nice to be on the stump so far from home.

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