Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President-Elect Obama!


Alright, this is very likely going to be my last political post for awhile. (Please, dry your tears!) I just want to make two quick bullet points about the election of Barack Obama as our new president last night.

  • The United States is an amazing country to have elected a black president just a few decades after segregation and blatant, everyday racism were a normal part of life here, not to mention centuries of slavery before that. No matter where you stand politically, this is a very proud moment for our country, and it reinforces my gratitude to live in this great place and to be an American.
  • It's nice that there will be two cute young girls living in the White House now. I can just picture them running up and down the halls and livening things up. I like it when kids are in the White House; things just somehow seem better that way. (Not that it's ever happened in my lifetime; I believe the last time there were young kids living there was when JFK was president, right?) And I'm so glad the girls are getting a puppy! Obama said in his speech last night that they'd earned it, and they have!

Okay, that's it! I'm done!

11 comments:

Laura said...

Those were some of my thoughts too, and I was just so excited about that puppy also. Can't wait to see him/her.

dougandcheryl said...

I really agree with you on both of those points. Way to be positive. I need to do that now..
They are adoreable little girls aren't they?

*MARY* said...

Way to be so optimistic!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

This morning, Brooke was watching the news with me and she said, in surprise, "he has kids!", like it was the craziest thing in the world. I bet from her perspective the idea of having a daddy as president and living in the white house as a kid is just bizarre. Made me laugh.

Kristina P. said...

I couldn't agree more!

Brooke said...

hi

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Brooke why are you commenting and just saying "hi"? Stop doing that, you little weirdo! :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I keep having someone from Edison, NJ coming over to my blog. I'm having fantasies of Tango stalking me! haha

Peter said...

Edison, NJ...That was our old haunt.

Blog Buddy said...

This is an amazing moment in history! I cheer for the children and minorities too :) McCain was ever so gracious in defending Obama as he becomes President-elect. I was very impressed :)

Sarah Laurence said...

Two great points! I second blog buddy's praise for McCain's concession speech. It was an historic election and exciting to be part of it. With some luck our country will come together and find a new harmony.