Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oba-Wan Could Know Me

After many months watching campaigns, campaign ads, conventions and debates, the American citizens have nominated Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. Congratulations, Barack Obama, I’m sure you’ve made your grandmother very proud.

I also want to congratulate John McCain for wanting and fighting for this tough (an understatement) position. Either win, this election made it into the history books.

Barack Obama, you got my vote, and I hope you follow through on your plans and promises. You made history today, but it doesn’t end here. Because you are the first African-American President, I’m sure you know there will be higher expectations of you, especially since we’re in an economic crisis. The United States has lost credibility and respect with other countries, so I hope your words and actions will inspire and build the trust we deserve with world leaders.

I believe you are “The Change We Need,” and I hope you believe we are worth “Fighting For That Change.” Congratulations again, Mr. President.

I had to add this picture of the ‘fist bump’ between Barack and Michelle Obama, because as the saying goes, 'behind every great man is a great woman.’

From the Chicago Sun-Times, scenes of the Barack Obama rally in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. I just got back from Grant Park - what a crazy night! And I love the fist bump pic!

  2. WOW! You're brave. I got out of the city as soon as possible. Well, I also had to vote too.

    At least you can say, you were there when history was made. Good for you.

    Take care and thanks for stopping by.

  3. I'm glad its all over. Man, that was an exhausting campaign. How long did it last? 2 years?


    One day I get to tell my grandkids I voted for the first black President. And they'll roll their eyes and go, "There goes gramps again about the good old days."

  4. LOL! Yes, Shadow, it was a long one, but I think it also had a lot to do with our Nation's instability.

    I'm glad it's over too, now we can start cleaning up the mess.

    And your grandkids will roll their eyes, because they probably voted for the first woman President. ;)

    Have a great week!

  5. I actually got misty eyes watching his speech on Tuesday night. I turned to my hubby and said... "Wow.. that was the most eloquent speech I've heard in at least 8 years!" I am so proud of our country! Yay!

  6. I cried, Turkey. His speeches always lift me, and I voted for him because I believe he has the power and will for change.

    I also have to say John McCain's speech was very gracious. He accepted the loss, and encouraged his supporters to join and work for change.