What a Beautiful Victory

I’m so happy that Obama won the U.S. Presidential election. I’m happy because he won so decisively. I’m happy because he ran a clean campaign. I’m happy because there were no “October Surprises,” because he was properly vetted. I’m happy because he is a good man and I absolutely believe he will make good decisions for the country. But the thing that makes me happiest is how happy everyone else is.

My cell phone has been bursting with victory text messages from all my happy friends. All of the email lists I belong to are buzzing with we’re-so-happy-emails.

And the people I read on Twitter are positively giddy. One Twitter member that I follow changed his icon/photo from a caricature of himself with his own white skin to a caricature of himself with black skin.

And here are some Tweets from Twitter members I follow:

  • A Twitter member who was on a flight to Japan said this “On approach to Japan, a flight attendant announced Obama’s victory. There was a burst of applause from economy; in business class, silence.”
  • Is Michelle Obama not the most awesome First Lady-elect that ever awesomed?
  • There is cheering in the streets in my neighborhood.
  • Jesus H. Christ, Barack H. Obama. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.
  • Big giant exhale. Ahhhhhh
  • Wow!!! processing…never teared up at an election night result before. Exciting times.
  • Now to roll up our sleeves and dump Sarah as our Governess…stick a fork in here: she’s toast.
  • Tears of joy last night, wow! Loved Obama’s speech, I was sobbing.
  • Ike reigned at my birth, but JFK’s the first president I remember. Obama will be four-year-old Ava’s “first” president. That thrills me.
  • Something I’ll never forget: stepping off a plane to catch a snippet of McCain giving his concession speech. There is no sweeter welcome.

It’s so exciting, so gratifying to be part of this victory. I think Obama was right last night when he said “I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs to you. It belongs to you.” He’s right, this victory is ours. We did this and we are damn proud of ourselves right now.

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3 Responses to “What a Beautiful Victory”

  1. kahty
    November 5th, 2008 16:10

    For some reason I was thinking you’re Canadian but then you hail from CO so that couldn’t be right. 🙂 I really couldn’t get invested in this election. After being robbed 2 elections in a row I completely and utterly lost faith that the process could be fixed. But oh, how happy I am to be proven wrong!

    All 4 kids listened to his acceptance speech and we all cheered when he mentioned those “huddled around radios in forgotten corners of the world” as we were listening on NPR/Sirius radio (and I don’t think too many know where PaaMul lies).

    I’m hopeful. And that’s a LOT after the shackles of the last 8 years.

    Unfortunately CA and AZ and their propositions cast a pall over the victory of last night.

  2. kahty
    November 5th, 2008 16:12

    Oh, and I forgot – Amazon.com has Adidas SNOVA shoes (and others) for around $30. I can bring you a pair if you’d like.

  3. RiverGirl
    November 6th, 2008 18:57

    Kathy – I’m hopeful for this Obama administration. And like my friends keep saying “it will be nice not to have other countries hate us any more.”

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