John McCain just conceded.....Obama is the man. Woohoo!!!!!!!
(And I'm not even American.)
How's it south of the border right now?? Are you happy??
Watch the acceptance speech by Obama (I was quite impressed by this speech, it almost rivals Kennedy’s
http://www.hulu.com/watch/42672/msnbc-d … nce-speech
Depends on whether he turns out to be the man he says he is or not. If Obama proves to be the man he says he is then, yes, I think it does make a difference.
If he turns out to be another lying, cowardly politician not willing to stand up for the important issues then, no, it won't make a difference.
I like what he 'appears' to stand for. Let's see if reality merges with the ideal. At least it's a big change from the past 8 years and that is certainly much needed.
LOL Change is definitely needed, but I'm afraid Obama is not that change
Because changing the president, even assuming the new president is perfect, does not do any good if the people stay the same.
Misha which people staying the same do you mean?
Good point. However, a great leader 'leads' the people. That's why it's so important to find that rare great leader. A great leader can alter people's perceptions on many things if they truly connect with the humanity that does exist in all of us.
I'm afraid a good leader may be not enough in this case - again, even assuming he is a good leader, and he will actually give it a try
People think a new president can take office and make all the things they promised actually happen. They may really want to, but they can't. The government is an intricate web that we barely have a concept of. Everything is connected to everything else. Some changes can be made, and more likely, some changes can be initiated (which will take many years of continued, dogged support), but there is only so much that can be done in just a few years. It's great to have hope (you have to start somewhere) but I don't think we should have unrealistic expectations. But I am happy, yes. The republicans have made a colossal mess out of everything. They had to go.
Yes, that is very true. Obama is inheriting quite the mess. Where to start will be the hardest part.
I just hope he does initiate the change that is desperately needed.
If I was American I certainly would have voted for him.
Speaking as a complete outsider (Australia) I watched Obama's acceptance speech and his body language gave me the impression that he is fully aware of the job he has on his hands.
I hope that he does deliver on his promises for the whole worlds sake! Just give the guy a fair go!
I voted for him, for a lot of reasons. I'll tell you right now, I'm scared in a way. There are still a lot of what ifs, and Obama is inheriting quite the mountain of steaming poop. We can only wait, and watch, and see if he makes good - or if he just makes hot air balloons popular again..
I like Obama - Hope he Rocks US. Coming days will be the days of "Change"
giddy happy tears! woooo hoooo! I volunteered and it mattered and this victory was historic. I am soooo freakin happy!
Posted August 10th! My endorsement for Obama using Stevie Wonder songs!
I just got up for work and heard the news, good luck America, with your new President, A great historic day for your country.......jimmy
P.S seeing all of the celebrations all over the USA on TV, I would advise hubbers looking who hub for money to start writng pregnancy hubs lol they could rake in the cash over the next 9 months.....Ahem
Congrats US on new beginnings. If nothing else Obama's win was a giant historical step ahead. I hope that this will get everyones lives back on track again soon. You know that old saying that a new brooms always sweeps best but unfortunately political promises are usually just like a lot of soap bubbles.
I for one am glad that soon CNN will have to start reporting real news again not just rehashing the rehashed rehashings of yesterday, the day before, last week..............
Kindest regards to you all Zsuzsy
I was part of a live blogging event last night covering the election, regardless of what one thinks, history was made and I prefer this result than the alternative. Time will tell.
Well, I certainly hope it makes a difference, but I am with Misha. Having watched numerous elections, most of which promised "change," and yet to see any change, I doubt this will make much difference. The issues he faces are basically self-sustaining and would require genuine change.
Although, I do thank the Good Lord for making sure McCain/Palin didn't get in
I was sobbing my eyes out last night in joy and relief, but on a practical front, I do agree that the genuine change we need is going to be much, much easier said than done. The system we have now is so deeply entrenched it's going to take a generation, at least.
On the positive side, I was much more skeptical of Obama's ability to start that process during the primaries than I am today. Over the last few months, his temperament and his statements have reassured me that if there is anyone in this country who genuinely understands the magnitude of what needs to be done, it's him. The question now is if he will be able to successfully implement his ideas. I'm trying to stay optimistic, but am pretty wary. I've been disappointed before, and some of the many forces he'll have to work against are getting record profits this year, again.
Here in the UK the news is full of the American elections, and everyone I meet has something to say about it. The atmosphere is one of excitement and hope even here, so what it must be like in the US I can only begin to guess. This is the result that I personally hoped for, now I wish Obama the very best, because he has one heck of a mountain to climb to reverse the mess that he is inheriting.
And here is a good reading for those who got so excited with Obama and forgot where American economy really is http://www.elliottwave.com/freeupdates/ … rt-II.aspx
Does Obama's Victory mean that MaCan now has enough time to put Lipstick on Palin .
I am a filipina but I am celebrating with America for Barack Obama. He is just an exciting candidate. He has an appeal to people and I like him from the first moment I saw him on tv. The Philippines has been watching closely with his candidacy. We support him. I hope we have a leader in our country like him. Someone who believes in change. A very hopeful man.
Cheers!!! I cannot say more but I like the guy.
The most crucial “change” was breaking the historical barriers
I, for one, am very excited and optimistic about the outcome of the election. I'm not surprised at some of the pessimistic views here--this is a country that's still licking its wounds from the Supreme Court's decision to elect Bush in 2000 when Gore won the election, 9/11, two wars, Bush winning a second term in 2004, and the recent economic collapse. However, Barack Obama has already proven himself to be a person of integrity, authenticity, and visionary leadership. This is a very exciting time to be alive--make no mistake about it! Yes, we've had our share of disappointments over the past 8 years, and there is much work to be done, so let's focus on how we hope things will be and trust that with enough collective will and conscientious action, we can heal this nation, improve our global standing, and bring about positive social change throughout the world.
Yes, we did, and yes we can!
No one person, no matter who they are or what office they hold, can turn this country around by his/her lonesome. It is much easier to destroy, and that's what we've seen over the past 8 years.
Quick fixes do not exist. What (I hope) we have now, is a chance.
I believe Obama will bring about stability with the economy and his reassurance throughout the debate and his heartwarming speech last night again made me realize that I voted for the right candidate. We should finally feel United as we are "One Nation " and while some see color , the only color I see is clear.
I'm glad that Obama won, and wish him all the best for when he takes over.
It will be interesting to see how he deals with the congress and public service, as they are the ones who have the real power to drive and implement the unpopular changes that will be necessary to turn around America's fortunes.
Here's a lot of great Obama pics from his election campaign.
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/1 … _unit.html
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