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Barack Obama is the Next President of the U.S.!!

Posted on 2008.11.04 at 23:06
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: TV pundits blithering
OMG - I am so happy - Barack won!!  I'm crying.  What a speech!!  What an incredible night! 


andolinn at 2008-11-05 06:21 (UTC) (Link)
*weeps with joy*

It was an incredible speech. We need someone to tell us the truth and to ask something of us, to give our lives meaning through the reconstruction of our economy and the saving of our planet. Was happy to hear him mention the planet before the economy in the list of problems to solve too, btw.

*hugs you and runs about jumping for joy*
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
It was so wonderful. Did you notice that crowd? They said almost a million and it was totally integrated, people of all ages, all colors, many of them crying. Jesse Jackson had tears streaming down his face. And they had an image of a gossip church, everyone singing hallelujah and dancing. What a moment! I feel a part of history. Whatever happens, they can't take this moment away.
child_in_dark at 2008-11-05 06:29 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, USA, this is a great day!!!

Hugs from Norway
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
Thank so much! My whole family is whooping it up.
spacebee at 2008-11-05 06:45 (UTC) (Link)
Phew. Wow. I didn't know I was going to cry like that from the speech. I'm just so thrilled. I can't even say. What a night, indeed. :D
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:23 (UTC) (Link)
I know. It came on me completely unexpectedly. Let's hope we can improve the disaster of the past 8 years.
nienna_weeper at 2008-11-05 07:58 (UTC) (Link)

elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:24 (UTC) (Link)
Me too.
grondfic at 2008-11-05 08:07 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations USA! You've done a great thing.

elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:24 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks sweetie! After years of being so completely cynical, it's wonderful to feel like this. I know the honeymoon will be over at some point, but he's simply got to be better than what we had.
Laurelin (who wants to be a spatula)
pilgrimskiss at 2008-11-05 08:11 (UTC) (Link)
I celebrate with you! Stayed up all night to watch, so I've slept 2 hours before work, but I couldn't not watch history being made.

Congrats on your new prez. I hope he'll be everything you hope for!
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
It was completely history being made and everyone was aware of it. I think it's one of the things that made it so emotional. Thanks for the good wishes.
lenine2 at 2008-11-05 08:18 (UTC) (Link)
Woo hooo!
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:25 (UTC) (Link)
illyria_novia at 2008-11-05 08:55 (UTC) (Link)
I cried watching that speech too! Congratulations!
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's been wonderful having support from other countries. It is certainly a smaller and smaller world and we are all in it together.
keiliss at 2008-11-05 09:08 (UTC) (Link)
Some happy people over here, he's very popular in South Africa. I liked the fact that so many first time voters turned out, too.

elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
Good to hear. I had an interesting conversation with a man in Tokyo this summer about it. He assumed because we were white and came from the U.S. that we were behind McCain. When I told him we were for Obama, he looked surprised and then said, "Well, I guess there's hope after all."
Thanks my dear!
Minuial Nuwing
minuial_nuwing at 2008-11-05 12:23 (UTC) (Link)
I cried, too.

What an incredible moment - an incredible day! No matter how tough the way back, I believe we, as a country, have turned to face the right direction, finally.

**sniffles** We did good.

elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:28 (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely. And I feel that whatever comes for us - and certainly there will be some disillusionment, no one can ever take this moment away from us as a country.
suemichave at 2008-11-05 12:58 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on the election of someone on whom the citizens of USA can pin hope on and unite with, we are happy with you.
I cant help but be sad for the rejection of the rights of all in Arizona, Arkansas and Florida, hope deeply that California does not follow the same path and that change mentioned so many times doesnt mean turning back the pages of progress.
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:30 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, for me the euphoria is tempered by the passage of all the anti-gay marriage amendments. It looks like it passed in California too. There's always another battle to fight. But finally I think we're heading in the right direction. Thanks!
Weeping Naiad
weepingnaiad at 2008-11-05 13:01 (UTC) (Link)
It was incredible! I'm so thrilled and cautiously hopeful. His speech was so inspiring and such a contrast to McCain's. The crowd was amazing and not one catcall, unlike the juvenile crowd in AZ. I hope that we can now actually move forward and begin to repair the damage done.

elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
Cautiously hopeful. That describes it. And you know I was actually impressed with McCain's speech. I thought, it was too bad for his campaign that he didn't show more of that side of himself. He was very gracious. And yes, there were jerks in that crowd - which is partly his campaign's fault for capitalizing on hate and divisiveness. I'm just so happy it didn't work this time. Lots of work ahead. I don't envy Barack.
Hugs back.
capella_fic at 2008-11-05 18:18 (UTC) (Link)

I've been following the election results all day but saved the speech until I got home - a good thing, as it had me in tears too.

It's a wonderful result. I didn't really believe it was going to happen until I saw the results for myself. How long is it since you had a president who was credible, intelligent, inspiring and genuinely left of centre?

Enjoy the celebrations. You've earned it.

elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:34 (UTC) (Link)
You know I can't remember when we had a president I was so inspired by. I know the future will be challenging and bring disappointment, but yes I'm going to enjoy the euphoria while I can. It was so great to be able to chat this morning.
Best wishes on the trip!
amalc at 2008-11-05 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on your candidate winning. I hope he brings you all what you want and, as a non-American, I sure hope he has a very good foreign relations team. There are some very scary leaders out there at the moment (Putin comes to mind) and you (we!) need someone who knows what he's doing to deal with them!
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-05 22:35 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much. Definitely, there's a lot of challenges. I sure wouldn't want to be president. But he's simply got to be better than what we've had.
malinorne2003 at 2008-11-07 18:26 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations; I'm happy for you! Obama is very popular in Sweden, at least for now. Like someone already said, the honeymoon will soon be over and we'll see what reality will be like. I feel pretty confident, though, that the way the rest of the world looks at the U.S. foreign policy will change for the better :)
elfscribe5 at 2008-11-08 04:06 (UTC) (Link)
Hiya Mal,
Thank you. I can't tell you how jubilant many people are about this. And yes, of course, reality will set in. No one is perfect and undoubtedly he'll make mistakes that his opponents will seize upon, etc. However, I believe he'll be a good president and quite possibly a great one. He certainly can't do any worse than what we've had.
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