Day Five? (it’s late–I think that’s right)

Well, I just wrapped up a marathon ABR session and it’s right after midnight. It seems that Barack Obama will be our next president. Honestly, having lived in the south my entire life, I don’t think I ever thought a black man would be elected president. A black man with a Muslim name no less. I’m sad to say that I’ve known more than my fair share of racists and thought they’d come out in full force tonight. I was wrong

I think that more than anything this lets us all know that this country is ready for some kind of change. I think McCain did a great job, but really, following Bush was a complete loss. I don’t know how the rest of the country felt, but for me, Bush let me down. I became more disillusioned during his term than I thought was possible. I don’t think I’m really a Liberal. I’m positive that I don’t love all of Obama’s policies. I’m also positive that this election galvanized the American public. They woke up and went to the polls and made history today. Really, my hope is that this is just the start of changes in our country. I hope that this lets us know that more is possible than we thought. Even if Obama wasn’t your candidate, this is definitely history in the making and I think that counts for something.

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  1. I had to catch up on a few posts – forgot you’re blogging every day :) I’m not political in the least so I’m not commenting on that. Except that I am so glad it’s over with and I feel like now that there’s some decision we can move forward!!

  2. courtneym says:

    AMEN sister!!! i completely agree with your point of view!!! i grew up in the South too and never thought we would see the day that a “black man” would be elected president although i am proud to say that i did participate in this election! like you, i don’t agree with all of Obama’s policies but we do need a change, hopefully this is the beginning of that!!

  3. This is a total historical moment. My husband and I were trying to figure out if Obama is the youngest or second youngest prez ever (after JFK), need to look that up. Bird, I need your expertise: I can’t even respond back to your post on my comments section because now it’s saying “Choose a profile” when I try to enter a comment–but I’m already logged in! Any thoughts on that?

  4. My thoughts exactly–all of it.