Last night, Will and I went to the Aragon ballroom to see President Obama speak. Neither of us had ever seen a sitting president before. There were about 1000 people in the room, and so we were able to get pretty close.
Obama was charismatic, handsome, energetic, real. Exactly what you hoped he would be. Sometimes the speech was trite, but I was sufficiently excited that I am probably going to change my Facebook and Google profile picture to something referencing "I'm In," his new campaign 2012 slogan.
I loved how diverse and energetic the crowd was. We don't see a whole lot of diversity together, celebrating, being one community in Chicago all that often, so this was a special night.
You can read the news story of the event here.