Posts Tagged ‘obama’

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YES We Can and YES WE DID!!!

November 5, 2008

Barack Obama has won the election and is the President Elect of the USA.

Democrats have 56 seats in the Senate.

Missouri has a Democratic Governor.

I have never been so proud to be an American, so thrilled at the political process, so elated at the numbers of voters who turned out.  This election made history, not just because of the candidates, but because of voter turn out.  That is HUGE, folks.

While I’m not now, nor have I ever been, a fan of John McCain, his concession speech was one of the classiest speeches I’ve ever heard on a campaign trail.  I only wish those in the crowd had half as much class.  Regardless, I found his concessions speech to be moving and heartfelt and I’m going to post it here in case you missed it.

And our President, Barack Obama, gave a powerful speech himself.
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Part 2

I write this and post these videos not to be smug, not to gloat in glory, but to document history in the making. I’m so proud to have been a part of it.

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Obama Rally

October 31, 2008

Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama came to MO last night and spoke on the MU campus, right in the heart of my old stomping grounds.  Over 40,000 people attended, most after having waited in line for hours.  I got in line around 6:45 and the line was already close to 1.5 miles long, 5 – 10 people wide.  I finally made it into the venue around 9:10, only 10 minutes before he started to speak.

The atmosphere was electric – the energy was just amazing!  I was too far back to see the stage, but did watch the whole thing from a great screen (if I stood on my tiptoes, I could see the stage, but just barely.)  I could gush on and on about what he said and how he said it, but many of you saw it on CNN or watched it online or have heard about it or don’t care, so I won’t go there, but I do want to say that it will forever be etched in my memory. I will never forget and am so glad that I was there.  It’s history in the making, regardless of who wins, and I am thrilled to have been a part of it.






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The same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world

October 25, 2008

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures