Thursday, July 24, 2008

Americans Abroad

Al and I are not the only Americans eagerly anticipated in Berlin. Unbeknown to us, our trip in Berlin coincides with the arrival of another American a bit more famous than us. Tonight at 7 pm, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama will be speaking at the Victory Column in the center of Berlin to an estimated crowd of over 1 million people. If we get there 3 hours before, we will also be able to hear him speak, which for us holds a special interest since it will be a rare opportunity to be an outsider at an American presidential campaign speech. Regardless of my political proclivities, I am excited to witness what seems to be a historical event if for no other reason than it being the largest international presidential campaigning event in history.

From Berlin,

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