Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The American people have spoken and they have spoken clearly

Looking at the jubilant crowd in Chicago last night was truly awe inspiring. The number of young people participating was incredible. Never in my lifetime have I seen something like this, and I have never been prouder to be an American.

Today dawned a new day. A day in which we look ahead to the inauguration of our first African American President of the United States of America. The American people have spoken and they have spoken clearly.

Barack Obama is the future and I hope he’ll be a great President. He’s got an incredibly challenging job to do, but his willingness to seek advice and his openness to hear others will serve him well.

Our children have been born into an historic time. A time of change in a world that appeared stagnant. A time of hope when we had become hopeless.

Barack Obama.

A man born to an African father and an American mother. A man who is both black and white. A man who inspires hope and infuses us with the belief that we are capable of greatness.

**Photo courtesy of The Huffington Post.

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  1. What a great day.

    Guess what? Do you remember a book you won looooong ago? Sister, it is in the mail.

  2. I'm really so happy that there was a clear majority.

  3. Amen. I have thought about my children born into a world in such chaos. Today I am so happy for the hope that is theirs.

  4. My son (3) has a stuffed dinosaur he calls "Brachio," short for Brachiosaurus, but last night he was renamed "Barack-io." Obama has definitely made an impression on him.

  5. Yes! Yes! Yes!

    And I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work!

  6. how about your relationships with your in-laws. i seem to have inadverdently pissed mine off and i'd like to know how others handle their relationships, or lack thereof, with those people who are our family, but not family we knew growing up.

  7. oh, and we voted. as a family. my son confirmed that our ballots looked the same. i'm very glad to see that it was a huge majority. no questions about it. i'm hoping beyond hope that things will improve now.

  8. The Mountain Man and I have discovered that we are among the few celebrants in this blood-red state. But at least when people found out I was happy about Obama they refrained from saying hateful things about him (or me). At least to my face. :)

  9. I'm so full of hope! January 21st I'll be glued to the tv and weeping tears of joy!

  10. We could and WE DID! A whole nation giddy with pride.

  11. did you jump when the result was announced?! *laugh*

  12. And he has now picked a very able Chief of Staff. I think it's all gonna be good!

  13. i know! isn't it awesome!!!

    hip hip hooray!


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