How I knew Obama would win

Alright, let’s get this political post out of the way so I can get back to my usual stuff. Yeah, that’s right, I’m calling this at 6:30 Pacific. In fact, I called it on November 14th, 2007.

When Google started hosting potential candidates, I figured that if I went to see enough of them, I could increase my chances of seeing an actual future U.S. President in person. Hillary Clinton came in February of last year, and I saw her live in Charlie’s Café. Then John McCain dropped by in May, and I went to see him as well. You can even see me in the YouTube video when they cut to the questioners, as illustrated below:

wysz in a YouTube still

And finally, almost a year ago, Barack Obama paid a visit. I headed over to Charlie’s just as I had done before, but he was so popular that by the time I got there, they had already closed the doors to prevent overcrowding. I ended up watching via videoconference from another room. And you know what I thought to myself, a year ago? “That guy’s going to end up being President, because I didn’t get to see him in person.”

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