I took this picture on February 8th, 2008 (almost a year ago--sheesh!) on my way home from work:
I was ruffling through my purse for the camera, steering with my knees, trying to concoct an endearing anecdote to share with this guy in the event I turned his bumper into the shape of a fortune cookie, all the while I kept thinking to myself, "This guy, driving right in front of me, is gonna make it happen."
And he did! Of course, he didn't do it by himself. But Mr. Honda Accord stood in line at the DMV and ordered a personalized plate with the name of the trailing Democratic nominee on it, knowing his registration would not be up until May of 2009. He believed it could be so at a time when many of us were still swelling up with inspiration and hoping it could be a possibility. This guy believed it and when I saw this license plate, I believed it, too.
So, thank you, Mr. Honda Accord. You've earned yourself a free car wash and big hug from the rest of the planet.