Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Happy Days are Here Again!!

I was fairly certain that Obama would win. Still, it's never good to count your chickens... so it was nice to see the actual confirmation around early this morning.

But when Indiana went blue? Icing on the cake.

Congratulations, America, for making a change when we need it most. Better late than never.


AnnD said...

Yes! I live in a Blue state!

My post today is causing some controversy. I kind of like it and kind of don't!

alisa said...

He is an amazing speaker, something that has been quite evident during this entire campaign. Whether you like him or not, he is a fantastic speaker.

And now America has given him the opportunity to execute the change and hope he ignited.

zlionsfan said...

I think there are a lot of people who did not believe the stories about Obama's campaign, about all the ways in which it was different, and for them, this is hard to accept.

There are a lot of young people who have spent most of their "years" (meaning the times where they knew enough to understand what was going on) in an environment that was totally not what they thought it should be. Now, they are creating a wave that may last decades beyond this election: even in deep-dark-red Hamilton County, I've seen ripples of this.

Maybe it won't last that long. Maybe Obama will serve one or two terms, fix a lot of broken things, and the next president will go back and redo some, and we'll return to the '80s and '90s ... but I think it more likely that the myth of the country as certain divisive Republicans have painted it is no more. (There are many Republicans who do not believe it either, and I would like to thank those who crossed party lines and voted for Obama/Biden.)

Change isn't a-comin'. It's here. And I'm happy to see that they may be able to accomplish some things that my generation could not. (Well, to be fair, I suppose my generation produced Obama. After all, he's only six years older than me. :) )

Moore said...

I was glad to see Obama win, and what I feel is most amazing about it is as a biracial man he is the embodiment of diversity.