Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

Obama to celebrate election night in Chicago

| 7 Comments

NEW YORK--Barack Obama will wind up a nearly two-year quest for the White House in Chicago, with an election night celebration--probably outdoors, maybe Grant Park--in the city where he lives and where his national campaign is headquartered.

7 Comments

It should be in LINCOLN Park to go with the Springfield imagery... (and Illinois other favorite son)

STAY INDOORS THE NIGHT OF THE ELECTION!
THE WIND OFF THE LAKE WILL BE HOWLING IN
JANUARY!
LET'S KEEP OUR HEADS ABOUT US!

As a former Chicagoan living in Canada, I'm thrilled that Obama will celebrate on election night in Chicago. And what better place than Grant Park, which the Burnham Plan made the first of in a chain of lakefront parks? He could invite Chicago poets and musicians and have a wonderful participatory celebration.

Hi Lynn

We're excited about the Obama celebration in Grant Park on Election Night. But will it include TV coverage of the returns?

The polls seem to suggest that Obama has a commanding lead...but the actual numbers are what will send this city into full celebration mode.

I was getting my nails done last night where most of the staff is Asian and do not speak English, but when this story ran about a celebration in Chicago I could clearly hear these words spoken in an excited Asian dialect..."President of the United States...Chicago, Illinois!"

Obama's victory started in Chicago and in Illinois! This city...this state gave him a national platform and we are thrilled that his campaign staff is cognizant of the fact that this is the best place in the world to mark this historic victory.

Great! See you there!

Five simple words for Obama, "PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL."

I only hope and pray that if Sen Obama does not win the election, that 1 million folks gathered in one location, with 70,000 ticketed guests behind chain link fences, show civility and restraint. I for one would not want to be anywhere near the planned celebration site if things go bad. It could make Mrs O'Leary's cow look like an amateur. Who's idea was this, anyway?

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets

Video

Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on October 15, 2008 3:01 PM.

Obama's Bill Burton says debate McCain's "last chance." Memo was the previous entry in this blog.

Barack Obama John McCain debate deal is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.