How About A Round Of Applause For Desiline Victor, The 102-Year-Old Voter Who Got A Standing Ovation During Obama’s State Of The Union Address

February 13, 2013  |  


Source: AP

From Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old Miami woman who waited for hours to vote in the last election, got a standing ovation from the nation’s top leaders during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. Victor attended the State of the Union as a guest of first lady Michelle Obama.

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  • Ms_Mara

    I had to wait an hour (because of shenanigans going on at various polling sites) and during my wait, I saw saw lots of young people get frustrated and leave. I commend her for waiting those hours to vote. I’d imagine at her age, there are various aches and pains and she could have just given up and gone home. She made a statement by staying and making sure her voice would be heard. I see nothing worthless about praising her and ALL voters for that.

  • Tekara`

    Does she deserve a standing ovation because she made it 102 years old? Because she didn’t fall asleep during the address? Or because we like to applaud everything Pres. Obama does? Please STOP it with the worthless praise OMG.