Monday, December 01, 2008

They helped make history at 1709 Monroe Street, and now everyone has moved on

It's Been a Month Since They Helped Make History Here
It's been a month now. Not long ago they helped make history here, and now everyone's gone -- the Obama Campaign for Change headquarters at 1709 Monroe Street here in Madison. The action has moved elsewhere. Although it's more than seven weeks until Barack Obama takes office, it already feels as if we have a new president. Empty as it is, the storefront where they helped make it happen now resonates with the kind of nostalgic, Hopperesque aura possessed by empty places with a history.

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