What wonderful news to wake up to – so much nicer than 2004 and 2000!
President elect Barack Obama
And many congratulations to all Americans who will be waking up to a new dawn. The world thanks you!
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
“We have never been a collection of individuals, a collection of red states and blue states. We are and will always be the United States of America. Because of what we did on this day, change has come to America.”
And I see the Democrats took Florida – that’s one in the eye for history!
And it looks like the Democrats could be taking the Senate!
A good news day – let’s hope it improves!
Hurrah! Woop de woo and all that 😀
Is this an omen?
In a symbolic opening to election day on the US east coast, Mr Obama defeated his rival by 15 votes to six in the hamlet of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.
The town, which has a 60-year tradition of being first in the nation to vote, opened its polls at midnight, with turnout of 100%. George W Bush won there in 2004, on his way to re-election.
Please please please!!!!!!
Good luck to Barack Obama and Joe Biden today – the Democrats need you. America needs you. Hell, the rest of the world bloody well needs you.
And good luck to my friends who are out and about in America getting the vote out. Hope the sun shines for you!
Loads of people have blogged this but I saw it most recently at Rullsenberg Rules, so she gets the hat-tip.
My favourite bits:
OBAMA: I’m interested in your advice.
BARTLET: I can’t give it to you.
OBAMA: Why not?
BARTLET: I’m supporting McCain.
BARTLET: He’s promised to eradicate evil and that was always on my “to do” list.
OBAMA: I appreciate your sense of humor, sir, but I really could use your advice.
BARTLET: Well, it seems to me your problem is a lot like the problem I had twice.
OBAMA: Which was?
BARTLET: A huge number of Americans thought I thought I was superior to them.
BARTLET: I was.
OBAMA: I mean, how did you overcome that?
BARTLET: I won’t lie to you, being fictional was a big advantage.
Read the rest here:- Aaron Sorkin Conjures a Meeting of Obama and Bartlet
I am proud to announce that I have done my duty and cast my vote in the 2008 US elections.
If you’re curious, I voted for Obama.
Hat tip: Jane at Sightlines