November 5th, 2008

The 44th President of the United States

Among literally thousands and thousands of other Barack Obama Campaign volunteers, I received this email last night:

From: Barack Obama <>
To John Palcewski <>
Date Nov 5, 2008 2:12 AM
Subject How this happened

John --

I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing...

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,


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I am only one, but I am still one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

--Helen Keller

Photos: Huffington Post, November 5, 2008