A few days late, I know, but here's mine:
October 2, 2008. I was 18 (yes, I still had braces) and had my first opportunity to vote that coming November. When Senator Obama came to the campus of MSU to rally, I took the opportunity to go show my support. The speech was rousing. The mood was lifting. I cast my vote for change. I cast my vote for progress. There hasn't been a time in these past 8 years that I ever doubted my vote. Ridicule from my family (for being a dumb kid who didn't know what I was voting for) wouldn't sway me. I stayed the course, and I have never been more proud to say it.
Many Americans didn't like change. Change can be scary after all. The status quo was shifting. We are faced now with 4 years of what will likely be many steps backward. But if we can remain hopeful and continue to fight with one voice, I truly believe we can see that change and progress again.
Thank you for 8 great years, President Obama. You've given us all the tools to keep moving forward. #yeswecan #yeswedid #yeswecan