Wednesday, November 05, 2008

US Election

Wow. Just... wow.

And I say that with respect and admiration for a truly great country. Forty-five years from segregation to a black President. Remarkable.

I wonder if Americans realize what a difference this is going to make to the whole world's attitude towards them and their nation...

5 Comments:

Anonymous C-Marie said...

Oh My Gosh, Emily! You're so right!
I was so full of emotion last night and so amazed that we, I and America stood to witness this day!
I truly hope that the new President has lifted the spirit of the American people and we can now move forward in a hopeful and positive direction!

3:42 AM  
Blogger FTN said...

I thought the American way was to not care what all the other nations thought.

(kidding! i'm kidding!)

8:48 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

Emily- there are some of us, who do indeed marvel at this especially as we grew up within and watched these changes all our lives; and we hope, and pray that a new leader here, will allow a new view of us from outside.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Desmond Jones said...

Well Em, take this the right way, but I honestly don't care what the rest of the world thinks about our country. If y'all like us, that's nice, and better than if you hate us, for sure, but I'd much rather have some conviction that, as a nation, we're doing the right thing. . .

And we'll see what y'all think of us as the new administration unfolds.

Personally, I have a hard time getting too excited about the 'historical-ness' of electing a black man to the presidency. Good to get it out of the way, I suppose, but honestly, I care more about 'the content of his character' than the color of his skin. And we've got four years, at least, to find out if there's any correspondence between the man's character and his rhetoric.

But, to be sure, as a citizen, I can only give the new president my support, and my prayers for him and our nation.

"America, America, may God thy gold refine. . ."

9:57 AM  
Blogger LBP said...

I just have to echo Desmond's thoughts in that I don't care what the other countries of the world think either. Well said, Desmond.

12:24 PM  

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