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Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama!
Though I voted for Nader-Gonzalez and encouraged others to do the same, I am not disappointed by Barack Obama winning the United States Presidency. Rather I think he’s a huge upgrade over Bush, purely by being intelligent, eloquent and charismatic. He ran an impressive campaign and frankly deserved to win. America’s place in the world will be much improved via an Obama presidency. I favor Nader’s stances on the actual political issues, but politics aside Obama seems to be a capable person, heck I even endorsed him on Monday.
Riding my bike through the streets of Boston after Obama won, there were people cheering and dancing and yelling and honking their horns in celebration. There were even a group of people splashing jubilantly in a fountain. There wasn’t a mass of people like after the Sox, Celtics, or Patriots victories, but nevertheless there was a lot more people out and about past midnight on a Tuesday night in November than usual. Needless to say, the vast majority of the college students and young people of Boston voted for Barack Obama and last night and early this morning they celebrated with President Barack Obama.
Rajon Rando of the Celtics celebrated twice last night, winning a basketball game and seeing Obama win the presidency as he returned to the locker room. Overall, I’m proud of this country for making a historic vote and for participating in our democracy in historic numbers. Check out the Obama celebration scene outside the White House, where even the Secret Service were surprised and impressed by the outpouring of support. Say what you want about Obama or his politics but that’s a pretty cool scene there and one Americans can be proud of.
Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama.
6 responses to “Congratulations President-Elect Barack Obama”
I was so happy when they announced that he had won it. It sure is nice to have a president that can stand up in front of a million people and get the whole country to listen when he speaks.
We don’t have to worry about him using words like “misunderestimated”. haha
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I’m just glad that the election is finally over. I was less concerned about who won, just want all the uncertainty and speculation to be over and things get back to normal.
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Right on Justin. Today is a good day for America and much more importantly, the world.
No matter your politics, the fact is we would not have people celebrating in Kenya, in Indonesia, in France, in Poland, in Japan, in Russia, all across the world people are happy that we chose a man who speaks well and at least on the surface wants to do good.
The one thing I’m cautious about here is that we might be seeing a shift to a global government under Obama. He certainly has the international credibility to unite the planet under one government, and Ron Paul is predicting the financial crisis will be used to create a global currency (which for all intensive purposes would be a global government, money is powerful). For one I think some sort of attempt at global government is almost inevitable, the bigger question is will it be good or bad.
For now I’m happy, optimistic but also cautious and vigilant. In either case, I’m in huge agreement with Obama on one point, the course of the future is up to each and everyone of us!
I hear ya John!
It’s nice to get a president elected without any controversy for once!
Truthfully, I realize that any leader is not an answer but merely a guide. Leadership theory teaches us that most successful leaders simply get too much credit (hence why many times successful coaches, bosses, and other leaders will deflect credit to their supporters and followers).
It’s why it was quite ironic for the McCain-Palin team to criticize Obama for being a community organizer because in reality any successful leader is really just an organizer, setting everything up so that the rest of the team/company/country can succeed.
I am so happy that Barack Obama won the election. I really feel that he worked hard and took a lot of negativity with it. I feel he really believes in his heart that he can try and help people. I respect him for even trying to clean up the mess that is lefted behind after the Bush administration. We should give him credit for even trying. Barack is one of a kind. When he speaks people listen. He will be able to bring some peace with other countries and bring our soldiers home as soon as he can. I have never been so emotional about an election. No matter what race you are, Barack is for everyone and we need that in this world.
You are right Darlene that he is unique (though I’d argue we all are!) and I’ll also agree with you that he’s a great orator and that one fact alone already ranks him higher than our previous president. We won’t really know how well he’ll do though until a few years down the line, so until then I’ll give him the benefit of doubt to Obama, but likewise I’ll remain vigilant as, the last eight years have taught me that we must always have our guard up when it comes to governance.