As many of you may have heard by now, Barack Obama beat the sweet creeping savior out of Hillary Clinton in the North Carolina primary, held earlier this month. He did so for the following reasons:
1. My children and I wore Obama shirts for weeks leading up to the race. My neighbors began to look at me strangely. Although I rarely leave my barn, each time I did, Durham was FORCED to accept that they would be voting one way and one way only, or I would be getting in touch with a little certain someone called ‘James Frey.’
That’s pretty much how it went down. Oh, I could say some other things about how when he speaks he can look perfectly authoritative and then something happens and he SMILES and I mean the man SMILES and if that isn’t a Presidential trait then who the hell wants to go on living, I mean seriously. He also has large, attractive hands.
Here is a photograph of my youngest, Augusten the Smaller, meeting Obama at a rally the day of the election. One surprising thing about Obama, when you meet him up close, is that is hair is longer than it looks on television, and he is fetching in a white shift.