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That's the kind of change we need

Posted on 2008.11.05 at 12:09
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
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Just wanted to add my voice to the messages of happiness and hope I'm seeing on my flist today.

CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!!!

I'm totally thrilled, for you and for all of us. Yes, I know the expectations on him are unrealistically high, but his very existence stands as an example that the world can learn from and follow. And if he achieves even a fraction of what everyone hopes for, the entire world cannot fail to be improved by it.

(Am completely wiped out today - stayed up till 5.30am our time to see That Speech and its aftermath. I could watch that man - sorry, that'd be 'that President-Elect' :DDD - speak forever. Oh, and kudos to McCain too, for his moving graciousness in defeat. The only sour note was that Palin woman, egging on the boo-ers in the crowd even as McCain tried to stop them. She really is an odious waste of oxygen).

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msmoat
msmoat at 2008-11-05 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, who would have thought it? Although I was thinking last night that we do have a tendency to go for intelligence in our president-elect when we're facing dire domestic difficulties. Foreign difficulties? Not so much. But domestic...yeah, you can see something of a pattern. But man, after eight years of being ashamed of my president...I can't quite believe it. Yes. Thank goodness.
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2008-11-05 14:10 (UTC) (Link)
I really feel for the vast numbers of free-thinking, intelligent Americans who have had to suffer under the blanket perception of the US that Bush has inspired. It's one of the aspects that makes today so wonderful, whatever comes after - the US has managed to achieve something of which ALL its citizens can be genuinely proud. I can't say how happy I am for you.
Strike while the irony is hot
draycevixen at 2008-11-05 13:53 (UTC) (Link)

I'm actually feeling hopeful... It took me a few hours to put a name to emotion. *headdesk*

We actually owe Palin a vote of thanks. Her inclusion on the Republican ticket was such an obvious act of stupidity tha it pushed a lot of conservatives across the line.

Of course my joy this morning is tempered by the fact that if looks like California will pass proposition 8 cancelling out the gay marriages they allowed earlier this year. *heavy sigh*
I, being poor, have only my dreams.
bistokids at 2008-11-05 14:23 (UTC) (Link)
Palin's inclusion made me feel terrible for a bit. When I first heard, I laughed, obviously, and then the Republicans overtook the Democrats in the polls as a result, and I had a horrified moment of 'OMG maybe the US as a whole really is incapable of redemption'. But all was well in the end!

Bad news about California - a jarring note on such an amazing day.
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