A truly momentous day

the 44th President of the United States...Bara...Image by jmtimages via FlickrYesterday was not only a momentous day for America, it was a momentous day for the world. 

I have certainly been a political junkie over the past 2 years, well actually my whole life.  I might start having withdrawals soon as my addiction was getting out of control. 

Watching the polls come in last night was incredible.  Once Pennsylvania was called, we all knew the race had ended.  I was so inspired by the way Obama ran his campaign as well as his message.  I hope that we continue to be awed by his leadership. 

When I really lost it was when the camera zeroed in on Jesse Jackson weeping.  Here is a black man who ran for President, has been involved in politics for years, witnessed the riots of the 60's and now he is watching as America elected in a black man to be the next President of our country.  It still makes me get teary.

An incredible, momentous day that defines what makes America a great country.  We can rise to the change we need.  People stood in line for hours to place their vote which is the right of every American over 18.  We can look past race (shocking enough) and we can unite together to hopefully make the future a better place for our children.  For all us (me included) that was beginning to have doubt in our system, yesterday proves that democracy works. 

Out with the old and in with the new.  Hallelujah!

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Comments (Archived):

  1. mark

    Why is it that you can only have faith in the system when it agrees with your view?All the people that are now ready to make this a better place for your kids tomorrow, where were you yesterday?I sincerely hope that we can begin to address the problems we have in this country but that will require people looking in the mirror and deciding to do it in their house, in their city, in their state, etc. and to stop looking for someone else to do it (or someone else to blame)

  2. dude

    I agree with you, GG. Obama has such an amazing story. I was so proud.Mark, no, I wasn’t proud when we elected Bush, but it wasn’t remarkable that we had elected a rich white guy – he is the norm, not the exception….. (It has turned out that he has been the exception – just not in the good way…)

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks. There isn’t a person that I have talked to today, Republican or Democrat, who didn’t feel proud to be an American. I don’t think people have felt like that in this country for a long time.joanne [email protected]

  3. bonny

    Mark. I wouldn’t consider a landslide electoral victory as one person’s view.