o b a m a

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

Let’s remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity.

Those are values that we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.

As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, We are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.”

And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.

And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand.

To those — to those who would tear the world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright: Tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

That’s the true genius of America: that America can change. Our union can be perfected. What we’ve already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.

I’m not going to lie. I am excited. I thought John McCain’s speech last night was really great and showed a lot of class. I also have to say that I’m relieved that Prop 8 passed. I’m kind of surprised actually. I say relieved and not “excited” because I know that by passing a lot of people I love very much will be hurt by it, but I truly believe that it is for the best and that the sanctity of marriage needs to be protected. So yeah, I’m pleased but I’ll keep it to myself. (and my blog)


2 thoughts on “o b a m a

  1. This troubles me because although of course it is absolutely great that history was made and people were inspired that all men truly can and should be created equal, and can acheive anything… I thought we weren’t supposed to pay attention to the color of skin??? I certainly didn’t care about the difference in pigmentation hues. However, skin color seems to be the only thing on the news with this victory. I am troubled that so many people knew the color of his skin, but not necessarily his radical beliefs, associations, and socialistic ideas. Did America vote for a Ms. Congeniality, or for a President? Sure he is better looking, younger, smooth-talking, etc., but I didn’t think this was a pagent, it’s politics. (Sorry, I am done venting now!)

  2. Chels you know I love you more than life. But here goes…I would hope that none of my friends would think that I’d vote for our nation’s leader based on the fact that he’s “better looking, younger, or smooth talking.” Seriously. Maybe some people did. That’s pretty lame. And I certainly wouldn’t vote for Obama JUST because he’s black. I wouldn’t have voted for Hilary JUST because she’s a woman. I wouldn’t have voted for McCain JUST because he’s a war veteran.As for Obama’s “radical” beliefs… this is something I’m tired of hearing because well, I haven’t seen any proof that gives me any cause for concern. Are some of his beliefs different than mine? Sure. BUT … I want my personal blog to be a happy place. Of course I knew when I posted this that not everyone who reads my lame blog would agree with me and that’s fine. I don’t generally post about politics anyway. I’m excited fully support our new President and welcome the change that is to come.

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