Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This is how my soul feels.

I still can't believe it. I thought for sure that the other side would find some way to disenfranchise enough voters to drag this contest out for a few more days.

Last night I told my husband that I wouldn't believe that the results were real until The Obamas put in a change of address card at the post office. The victory didn't sink in until McCain's concession speech (which I thought was very gracious.) Maybe the old guy can go back to being himself now.

What I really love is that in spite of all the seriously nasty accusations being thrown at Obama by his detractors, the American people still elected him by a landslide.

I love my country.

Source: Jezebel


Project Christopher said...

Can you believe it? It's funny how the feeling was like you just found out someone you love came out of surgery ok... the sense of relief was overwhelming!

PS> LOVE your blog and the title alone brought me here. I LOVE obscure movie references and you capped it!

ninety9 said...

I saw it last night but it hit me really hard this morning when I was watching GMA. They did a piece on Sasha and Malia and what it would be like for them to grow up in the White House. It made me think about how awesome it will be for young black girls and boys (and some older ones like myself) to see an African-American family in the White House. And how it opens up their minds to all the possibilities that await them in this world. Today truly felt like a new day.

Fetch, I've missed you! I'm so glad you're back! Did you enjoy your break?

uglyblackjohn said...

It's refreshing to know that democracy still works.

Anonymous said...

I'm so overwhelmed I still can't believe it either and I'm not even American!! The power of the People who voted for him, the Obama family at the White House, an African-American among the sea of white leaders of the industrial world etc, all this is so huge and I'm so so happy!! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

sdg1844 said...

What an incredible moment in American History. I'm still processing and I don't know that I will ever fully "get it." It's going to take some time to sink in.