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Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by johnnythemonkey on 5 November 2008 6:24am
Congratulations to America for having the courage to elect Obama.
Personally, I think he may be more rhetoric than substance but this is'nt the time for that.
America can start to recover from the disaster of the Bush years.
Good luck to you all.
Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by Miss-M on 5 November 2008 8:43am
Congratulations to the Yankie Palinites. I'm very happy, too. Our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has pledged to work as closely as possible with the new President. Here's to a new beginning for all of us! :)
Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by perfectbitch on 5 November 2008 9:15am
Couldn't be more delighted at the result. Congratulations.

Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by Wild in Africa on 5 November 2008 10:50am
From a British and a British Kenyan perspective am hugely delighted with this news. What a task this man has ahead of him though and only a Superman could truly live up to all the expectations vested in him.
Is America now truly ready to move into that future forecast by Martin Luther King where a man or woman's skin colour is of no more consequence than the content of their character?
Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by suzulu on 5 November 2008 11:53am
Congratulations, Obama! I am so pleased with the result! Good luck to him!
Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by peripatetically on 5 November 2008 11:54am
The turnout for the Kennedy-Nixon election was VERY big, Geraldine, and people waited endless hours to vote. In this one, I walked right in voted and was out in less than 5 minutes, TOPS! But it was hell in other regions, I know.
Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by Spursfan on 5 November 2008 1:31pm
I am feeling really optimistic this morning. I awoke about 3.50 a.m. or so,(coughing as usual!!) and got up to have a cuppa. I switched on the TV and McCain had conceded defeat.

I am not necessarily optimistic because of his colour - but because it is good to get the democrats back in power.

He is (fairly) young, dynamic and I can see great things ahead.

I just hope he doesn't disappoint.....
Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by Louise on 5 November 2008 4:46pm
I`m delighted - fantastic result :)

Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by bIG bLOGGER on 5 November 2008 4:57pm
I would hope I speak for the British people when I thank the American voting public for having the good sense to finally elect another Democrat.The economy of the US thrived under Bill Clinton, so I wish Barack Obama every success in getting the American economy back on the rails again and in reducing the foreign debt.
I too think it is the poignant moment at this juncture to recall Dr.Martin Luther King Jnr's words which resound down the century:

."..Free at last
......Free at last
.......Thank God Almighty we're Free at Last...."
Re: OBAMA WINS!!!! by mrsthing on 5 November 2008 4:59pm
When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, the idea that a black man would one day be president of the US was considered crazy. I'm so proud to be a witness to this "first" for my nation. We're growing up.

He's also the first president who's younger than I am, so it's an odd feeling.

I have a lot of hope that he can rally the Democrats, who've been playing the political version of the Philosopher's Football game for the past 4 years or so. He's got a huge plate of dung in front of him, and it's going to take more than 4 years to turn it into fertilizer, but if anyone can do it, he can.
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