What 20,000 fired-up Iowans look like.
I love that Obama’s last campaign rally EVER is Iowa. Those are the same people who gave him his shot at the presidency. Who made that old lie “anyone can be president” just a tiny bit more true. Remember? Everybody said there was no point supporting a black candidate? Then Iowa decided to believe in him and it was a whole new ballgame.
After the election, it felt like a noiseless explosion happening constantly right behind the scenes of reality. Stephen Colbert joked that we had entered an alternate universe where Obama won, but that was how it really felt.