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Obama won. November 5, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — alsys @ 3:06 pm

What a historic moment that was! I actually had tears in my eyes as I watched the cameras on CNN pan over the crowd at Grant Park. Seeing Jesse Jackson standing there with tears running down his face, so lost in his thoughts that he didn’t even notice the cameras pointed at him. Powerful indeed.


Don’t get me wrong, I was a McCain supporter – and still am after seeing his speech last night (THAT’s the guy I have been trying to tell everyone about, that McCain!). But it was definitely one of those moments you’ll want to tell your grandchildren where you were when. Congratulations to President-Elect Obama. To his family and friends and to his many supporters, american or not. This is an amazing day for many reasons.


I’m just gonna leave it at that for today. God bless and godspeed.


8 Responses to “Obama won.”

  1. Mike Says:

    Geography certainly appears to be part of the recipe here.

    I was in London, returning from a vacation, (and freezing to death too), when I went for breakfast at 8.00am on that morning.
    I passed a TV shop – you know the ones with 6000 TV sets all showing the same programme – and that was how I found out.

    Maybe some in the US were asleep and weren’t aware, or more likely were asleep having seen the result – but I did feel like phoning a friend in the US in case he wasn’t aware.

    Funnily enough, having watched much of the Democrat conventions whilst away in the US and then the run up to late October on Bermuda TV, it was something of a let down to see the outcome in the UK.

    No-one seemed to care. Mind you, I am not sure they would have cared even if Beyonce was coming to be honest.

    Lots of little ‘grey’ people (of which I used to be one) going to work, dressed in their ‘grey’ clothes on what was a traditional ‘grey’ day in London, all seemed to have something more important on their mind. I am sure the news was registering, but it seemed to be on a par with “we are having sausages for tea tonight”.

    Maybe I never noticed that about us Brits?

    The only comment I did hear was someone having breakfast at the next table said, “it won’t happen here”.

    I bet many said that in the US too.

  2. Englious Says:

    In defence of my people and fellow Londoners, I would say most of those ‘grey’ people were more concerned with whether they would still have a job when they arrived at work tan the US election in the current economic climate. My experience of Obama’s victory was different. I was encouraged by the postive reaction of the younger generation who seemed fuelled by his energy and optimistic that he will lead the world in a new direction. I think they are as disheartened by Gordon Brown as the US were by Bush.

    As for it “won’t happen here”…well my initial reaction to that was of course it will, the leader of our country is not a popularity contest but is chosen as the best man (or woman) for the job by his (or her) party, but having seen the figures for black and other ethnic minorities within Parliament, I am very sad to say that I think it is a long way off.

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