We love this Iowa story morbles submitted today:
As a 17-year-old senior, I was taking American government as one of my last required classes of my high school career. Everyone in my class was required to attend the caucuses, but it was up to us whether or not we wanted to participate. Fortunately, since I would be 18 years old by the upcoming presidential election, I was able to participate in my hometown caucus. Along with my best friend and our Obama llama that the two of us made in Spanish class earlier that year, we trekked up to the school library to participate in our first caucus.
Obama ended up not only being victorious at my hometown caucus that night, but also in the state of Iowa as a whole. It was such an exciting experience being a part of Obama’s team in the first-in-the-nation caucuses, and then watching him plow forward, straight to the White House.
As I write this I am a senior in college, prepared to keep working to help President Obama take a second term in Washington. I am at home on winter break, and out of curiosity I checked to see if I still have my Obama llama. I found him, and here he is, as hopeful as ever.
Here’s to 2012, and here’s to you, Iowa.