Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States

Yes, We Did!


Corey Wilde said...

Joy that the person I believe to be best suited to the Oval Office has won. Relief that Bush and Cheney are almost history.

Lesa said...

You are so right, Corey. I think we did so much to change our image in the world tonight. I am so proud of this country, and all of the voters that turned out in such numbers to vote for change, a man who has the potential to help us move forward.

And, I am so proud of the crowds, and the tears, and the beauty of the country.

teabird said...

I think we finally have a face to represent the real America - finally!
What a wonderful night.

Les said...

I am so proud to be an American right now! I have never felt such emotion during any election. It's been an amazing night.

Jen Forbus said...

I, too, am so proud of how far we've come. We elected not only an African-American to our highest office, but we elected a true leader of people. He is an incredible human being, capable of leading the people of this country out of our dark times.

I do wish, though, that I didn't feel the need to go to bed last night and say a prayer to protect this man and his family from those who haven't overcome the hate.

And to Senator (soon to be President) Obama, I say I am in awe of your willingness to pursue the presidency at such a time. I am ready to help you fix our broken system!

Congrats Barack!

Lesa said...

Teabird, Les and Jen,

Isn't a wonderful, powerful story? Yes, I think we have a man to lead this country into the future.

And, Jen, like you, I said a prayer last night for our future president and his family. Like you, I'm worried about their safety. But, I'll pray that God keeps him, and us, safe.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Me, too, Lesa.

Lesa said...


I've enjoyed sharing this election season with you through email and your blogs. Now, I'll be watching to see who he picks for his team. I don't think he'll disappoint us.

Sallyb said...

Hi Lesa,

It's taken me a couple of days to formulate my thoughts about this election. Elated, overjoyed, proud, none of the words quite capture it.
This is a small portion of what I posted to my blog this morning:

In terms of race relations in our country, I'm sure it goes without saying that this is probably one of the most significant events of my lifetime. NBC did a particularly excellent job of reminding us that it wasn't so long ago that dogs and fire hoses were set upon black citizens who tried to vote in the South. Can it really be that that was actually in the '60's? I read that a relative of Emmett Till's was in the audience in Grant Park. Can you even imagine what was going through her mind? I doubt it.

That said, I'll be so overjoyed when we can look at Barack Obama and see him, not as an African American man, but simply as an American man, who ran for and won the presidential election in 2008.

Yes we did!

Lesa said...

Thank you, Sally. What a beautiful posting. Thanks for taking time to share it with readers here.