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Oh, Obama

Today is a great day.  Barack Obama is President Elect of the United States.  I'm in love with my country again.  Last night, over a million people stood in Grant Park in Chicago waiting to see Obama: that said it all.  And Obama's acceptance speech was fantastic.  He is beautiful to listen to.  He is a poet, a brilliant man with a brilliant heart.  Can you believe it?  He will be our president.  It thrills me to the core, and I feel the hard shell of cynicism cracking, falling to pieces.  What wonders may come?  For years, I have felt nothing but discouraged and apathetic about this country, the corruption of the political process and the ignorance of the government's actions.  That has suddenly changed, overnight.  We have our country back.  We, the people, stood up for our rights, we used our voice in unison, and the election was a landslide, an avalanche of hope and change.

It makes me weep with joy. An African-American family in the White House.  I'm so grateful to say once again, I'm proud to be an American.  I haven't felt this way since JFK was president, and I was only a child then.  This has been a long, long time coming, but here it is. 

Oh, America, the beautiful.  God shed His grace on thee.

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America, the beautiful...

We shall overcome...

Hey?

Gayle

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Hi Gayle,

Yes, there is a lot to overcome after the deplorable last eight years, but it's a glorious start!

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We shall overcome...

Good place to start locally is to overturn Prop 8...hey?

Gayle 

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Count me in.

Count me in.

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I was so sad about Prop 8

We will overcome that, yes, we can, and yes, we will!  Change will come.

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My daughter and I wept wet tears

Something REAL happened. My vote mattered, my daughter's vote mattered! For once, I was NOT going through the motions of fulfilling a civic duty. This son of an immigrant like my children was chosen. My choice brought me to that wide inside space of two intersecting circle where fellow American's need for change mingled. For hard times ahead, I am so optimistic we will have a great leader. The insanity of Bush time is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi Rita

It is for real.  It is!  I am still in shock at the great good fortune.  We have the leader we need.  It is amazing!