November 4, 2008

YES WE DID



Michelle Obama on her husband:
Barack Obama will require that you work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism; that you put down your divisions; that you come out of your isolation; that you move out of your comfort zones; that you push yourself to be better; and that you engage.
I cannot explain how I feel, but comments are quite welcome!

Side note: I got the Obama quote above from Arianna Huffington's well-written post this evening.

13 comments:

Brad said...

It's happened, it's real...

We've done it!

El MarvelOso said...

We cried over here! Really!

xolondon said...

Me too. I loved the Yes We Can part of that speech. Very moving - esp considering he remained so typically stoic!

Paul said...

breathes HUGE sigh of relief :)

Adem With An E said...

I followed this ALL day at work today and, I must say, when Obama reached 270, I began to cheer. I was just so happy. Congratulations America on getting it right...

Poster Girl said...

Nonstop tears from the moment they called it. Still unable to form real words.

babs said...

Happy, but feels unreal.

Not yet reached articulacy.

The cats were also very celebratory. Or chasing about the apt. and I choose to interpret it as happy there's a new president or insane or both.

D'luv said...

I called my mom and we were both already crying when she picked up.

Anyway, looks like all our debate night IMs weren't for naught!

High five, superstar!

xolondon said...

I think that's "fist bump, superstar!"

countpopula said...

I was a little puddle--how incredibly moving this moment in history was. He's got a tough road ahead, but I am optimistic he will do whatever it takes to improve the state of the nation. People celebrating at the gates of the White House said it all.

In a rather unfortunate turn of events, California passed a ban on gay marriage, and Arkansas passed a ban on gay couples adopting children. Why does the majority in the US continue to suppress people in their quest for personal happiness?

And can somebody answer for me, how in God's name can Louisiana vote for McCain after the botched handling of Katrina by the Bush administration? Did all the Democrats get driven out of their homes to other states when the flood waters rose, leaving only the wealthy? I can't for the life of me figure that one out (not like it really matters now anyway)!

Hooray Obama!

babs said...

Regarding gay marriage, AZ passed one against it as well. Which upsets me, though the Cali one floors me. And Arkansas is, according to the HRC, "Arkansas voters voted to bar all unmarried people, LGBT or straight, from adopting children or serving as foster parents." Woah. You know, I realize that AZ is effed up, but Arkansas may have us beat. That so sucks

But yes, mostly happy.

John said...

I'm still numb to it. My mind has been elsewhere for the past two days. One big step forward, one pretty big step back. It's progress, but it's slow.

Carrol Spencer said...

It is just awesome i like it very much.
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