I turned on the television in time to see Barack Obama handed a slip of paper. Apparently, it was a note telling him the stimulus bill had passed in the Senate. When he announced this to the crowd in Ft. Meyer's, Florida, the crowd came to its feet. Obama was quite obviously pleased and said several times, "This is a good thing."
He took questions from a grateful crowd. At one point he called on an older woman who was obviously overwhelmed with emotion. Her name is Henrietta Hughes and she said, "We need help." She said her family is their home. She said, "We need more than a vehicle or parks to go to. We need Help. We need our own kitchen and a bathroom." Barack Obama left the center of the stage and walked over to Ms. Hughes. He took her hand and kissed her cheek and assured her that we will do everything we can to help. He then told her to make sure she spoke to his staff afterward.