Yesterday the YDN endorsed Barack Obama for president. No surprise there, as college newspapers have gone 69-1 for Obama. But the excitement for me was in the articulation of the endorsement; since I was heavily involved in the drafting of the piece, I got to combine what I’ve felt for months with the thoughts of the rest of the board to put forward the views of the paper. And having the institutional weight behind my opinions is thrilling. I can’t say this is my endorsement, since it was very much a collaborative effort. But most of the words in the final piece are mine, so I am proud to share it as representative of (some of) my views on this election in its final days. Read it here.
And now, at the end of two years, Election Day has arrived. Now we wait, and hope. For just a few hours more.