Change Has Come to America
Last night was exhilarating. I was glued to the television, where CNN was on 95% of the night (the holograms were great), and my computer where I read friends tweets via Twitter.com and the election updates on CNN.com.
I know look forward to January 20, 2009 when President-Elect Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. I am calling dibs on this as an early birthday present for me (my birthday is January 27).
Part of me thinks that the moment has not fully set in yet because I have not cried yet… and I am normally a very emotional person. Maybe I am holding out for January. Tears or not, I am full of joy and thankful that the right man won the election.
“America is a place where all things are possible”. President-Elect Obama said this in his speech last night in Grant Park. I love this quote… someone should put it on a t-shirt.
Yesterday, JT and I took the kids with us to vote early in the morning before work. I was worried that the lines would be too long and we would have to vote after work. The lines were extremely long, but thankfully the lines moved fast. We arrived shortly after 6:00 a.m. and left at approximately 7:10 a.m. Afterward, we took the kids to school and then to work. Painless and smooth.
The only thing more exciting that voting yesterday was hearing the announcement of Obama as the winner of the presidential election.
“…That out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people:
Yes We Can.”