Excerpt from Chapter 18, Pages 321, 324, 326 of “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.
Four months later, on November 4, 2018, I cast my vote for Barrack. The two of us went early that morning to our polling place, which was in the gym at Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, just a few blocks away from our house in Chicago.
If you believed in the polls, it appeared that Barack was poised to win, but I also knew he’d been working on two possible speeches for the night ahead—one for a victory, another for a concession.
As evening drew closer, I felt my fingers getting numb, a nervous tingle running through my body. I couldn’t really eat. I lost interest in making small talk with my moments or the friends who’d stopped in. At some point, I went upstairs just to catch a moment to myself.
It was exactly ten o’ clock when the network began to flash pictures of my smiling husband, declaring that Barack Hussein Obama would become the forty-fourth president of the United States. We all leaped to our feet and started instinctively to yell.
He had done it. We’d all done it. It hardly seemed possible, but the victory was sound.” #PagesByGTBank #OnlineBookClub #InstagramBookClub