Charles, I actually skipped out of my church’s women’s retreat, which had no cell phone access at all. To make a call, I was told to climb to the top of the water tower on the top of a hill, which didn’t even work! So, after calling the only geeks who’d be following the polls in Nevada and South Carolina (thanks, Ammon), I rolled up my sleeping bag and headed home.
(How happy I was to see the results of the day, for reason Charles has detailed below.)
Barack Obama preached at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta this morning. Via The Corner, here is a snippet:
We have scorned our gay brothers and sisters instead of embracing them. The scourge of anti-Semitism has, at times, revealed itself in our community. For too long, some of us have seen immigrants as competitors for jobs instead of companions in the fight for opportunity.
Every day, our politics fuels and exploits this kind of division across all races and regions; across gender and party. It is played out on television. It is sensationalized by the media. And last week, it even crept into the campaign for president, with charges and counter-charges that served to obscure the issues instead of illuminating the critical choices we face as a nation.