Mon 27 Oct, 2008
Tags: Barack Obama, Presidential election
I don’t think it matters which presidential candidate you believe would best lead the country. This story should move us all, and illustrates why this election is truly historic, regardless of who wins (or should win).
Amanda Jones lives in Bastrop County, Texas, and is 109 years old.
She’s also the daughter of a slave, and has just cast an early vote for Barack Obama for president.
“I feel good about voting for him,” Mrs. Jones said.
Her father herded sheep as a slave, and she has now lived long enough to vote for a black candidate for president.