Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Beautiful Day

Thank you, thank you, thank you US voters.
Maybe later I'll have something of substance to say, but for now I am overcome.
President-elect Barack Obama.
I am filled with hope.

13 comments:

Missicat said...

You're welcome! :-)
I am pretty overcome myself...

Leah J. Utas said...

Missicat, I can understand that.
What a wonderful, wonderful day.

Lethological Gourmet said...

I was almost at a party when he was officially declared president elect, and you could hear the screaming out on the street from the houses as I passed. It was awesome. When I got to the party, it was in full screaming, jumping and hugging mode.

Thomma Lyn said...

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS."
~Mahatma Gandhi.

:-)

Leah J. Utas said...

LG - That's amazing. All this cheering is wonderful. It's hard to believe that kind of reaction for a presidential election, but I'm so glad of it. You have reason to cheer.

TL - Beautiful words and sentiments. Yes. Ghandi was right.
It is a happy day.

bunnygirl said...

I only wish the screaming and shouting had started around here a little earlier. I was doing the happy dance when the electoral count hit 220 with California still not called, because CA was a given and has 55 electoral votes. By the time the dorm rats (I live a block from the university) started their street party, I was looking at my watch, muttering, "Come on, kids, I'm happy too, but I also have a job to go to in the morning."

Elections should be on Fridays, perhaps...

Leah J. Utas said...

While I understand the need to sleep, Bunnygirl, I am absolutely gobsmacked by the singing and dancing in the streets. It is a wonderful noise.

the Bag Lady said...

It truly was amazing to see the partying in the streets. The Canadian news channel I was watching had coverage of the mob outside the White House that took the Secret Service by surprise. I think they were a little worried at first.....

Leah J. Utas said...

I don't know if anyone expected this outpouring of joy, df Bag Lady.

Reb said...

I am so relieved about the outcome, I would have been dancing on the streets if I lived there too!

Leah J. Utas said...

Me too, Reb. Me too.

Dawn said...

A historic moment. Fills me with joy that it has come.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Dawn. Yes, a great and historic moment.