I remember watching the election in Charleston, South Carolina, and how anxious I was. I ordered room service and the woman who brought it up to me, a black woman, seemed surprised to find that I was hoping Obama won. They weren’t allowed to talk about the election where guests might overhear.
When he won, a small group of hotel employees came to my door and we quietly cheered.
I doubt I was the only Obama supporter in the hotel, knowing the conference I was there for, but I was the one they knew about.
I am nervous for today. But I try to keep in mind that the view from my window is not the only view.