Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Last night was a night I won't soon forget. When the California polls closed and they could officially project Obama's win, I burst into tears. For the first time in 8 years, I felt hopeful again and it felt so good. I had forgotten how good hope could feel.

I stayed up till 1:00 am, celebrating with friends near and far via Twitter and AIM. I danced in my backyard in the rain and cried on the phone with family. It was a moment where I literally did not know what to do with myself. Well, ok, that's not entirely true, I gloated. I wrote pithy stuff on my Twitter. I drank a swig of Cherry Coke Zero.

This was a scathing damnation of George W. Bush and what he stood for. America united against him and a continuation of his policies. The message was sent, "Not no, but hell no." And it feels so good, it just feels so good.


Of course, it wouldn't be me if I didn't have a little something to complain about. I really could have done without Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton being put on screen by both MSNBC and CNN. Race baiters. Can't stand either one of them, and I personally think they are a symbol of division much more than a symbol of the unity that the country displayed in voting booths yesterday. It wasn't their moment and I hardly think we needed to see either one of them. So, BOOOO!!! to MSNBC and CNN for immediately cutting to them so we could see them trumping themselves up, crying, etc. etc. And I hope they won't be around Washington any more than is strictly necessary--which in my view, neither one of them has anything to offer, so they're not necessary at all.

3 pearl(s) of wisdom:

mmafan said...


I am still in awe and disbelief. I won't get much work done today! I also look forward to going to my first Presidential Inauguration in January.

Not only will Barack make a fascinating Commander-In -Chief, But Michelle Obama is going to be a very wonderful and classy First Lady.

He has his work cut out for him for sure, but I am very confident he can handle whatever comes his way. Additionally, he is the best person to lead and address the needs of our ever-changing nation.


Elizabeth said...

Hear, hear! What a profoundly beautiful feeling it was to wake up this morning and remember that I was waking up in an America that elected Barack Obama. I may be working today, but it's a holiday in my heart. :)

Talmadge Gleck said...

I might've voted Libertarian, but I am very, very happy that we have soundly and roundly rejected the George W. Bush vision for America.

While I don't have a lot of hope, sad to say, I am begging to be proven wrong. Bring it on. The W has been replaced by an O.

It won't be easy ... I'm counting the days 'till I start seeing a rash of "Don't Blame Me...." bumper stickers. And the right is very good at making excuses and blaming others for their own shortcomings.

Seeing Jesse Jackson in the audience, all tearing up, made me ill. He wasn't crying because an African-American was elected president.

No, Jesse Jackson was crying because an African-American was elected president. If you catch my drift. Wind out of sails. The big Race-Bait gravy train has been derailed.

Congratulations for your victory. And yes, Michelle looked very good up there.