January 17th, 2009
04:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Tears for Obama in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) - You could see people crying during Obama's speech in Baltimore. Some people told us ahead of time that they would. They said they had cried out of happiness so many times during this election, and they were pretty sure they were going to be emotional seeing Barack Obama here today.

This is a rare treat for them. Maryland was firmly in Obama's column in the general election, so folks here didn't get to see him campaign a whole lot. This is one of the few times they have been able to see him in person.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. William A. Schaedler from St. Louis

    The American people will be crying after this fool is inaugurated.

    January 17, 2009 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. jaye

    I was also crying – I cried all day. Tears of happiness and joy!

    January 17, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  3. Simmy

    William A. Schaedler from St. Louis,

    Even a fool looks intelligent, until he opens his mouth (in your case, type a sentence) and proves otherwise. Exhale sixth grader, it'll get better when you reach ninth grade. Stay in school.

    January 17, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. john

    William A. Schaedle : back to your hole. AMERICA THIS IS A GREAT AGE TO LIVE IN!

    January 17, 2009 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  5. Lori

    The world is celebrating this joyous and exciting moment in American history. I cry everyday with happiness. We are finally going down the path of American recovery after 8 years of destruction.

    January 17, 2009 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  6. knowledge

    @ william. Unlike you, the american people will be also banding together. go to another country william!!

    January 17, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |