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Old 11-05-2008, 10:43 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I am in a state of shock right now! It's like I knew that he would win deep down, but was very afraid to watch the results come in, because of all the Republicans have done to put intense fear into the American people. I mean the last 4 days was almost nonstop Rev. Wright ads flooding the television and I was beginning to feel sick to my stomach.

I am in shock, because not only did Obama win, he won by a LANDSLIDE despite the environment that Republicans made for him. He won the POPULAR VOTE as well. All of this without Obama running a slimy campaign, and being black on top of it, and having a name like Barack Hussein Obama... OMG I get a loss for words when I think of it all!

I can't stop crying. I think of Martin Luther King's Speech, I watch it on youtube and Maya Angelou's "And Still I Rise" poem and the way the host of one of the morning shows just lost it after her reciting it, unbelievable! Unbelievable that we are HERE! WE ARE A PART OF A VERY SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF HISTORY!

There is something very special about this man, the world is even celebrating. Let us all pray, let us all send our positive energy of protection to he and his family. Let us all come together!
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Southeast
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I was in a state of shock when I saw how much of the popular vote McCain got! Even after 8 years of Bush...
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I'm not in a state of shock, I expected him to win and the states lined up about as I expected them to.

I'm feeling a little bittersweet today. On the one hand, I was jubilant last night, and still feel some of the warm fuzzies this morning. On the other hand, the campaign's over, and for me that means the party's over and it's time to go home. I really got wrapped up in this campaign, so today I have a sense of "now what'll do?"

So I've got conflicting emotions but most of all I'm tired today. I guess that's what I get for staying up past my bedtime!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm not in a state of shock, I expected him to win and the states lined up about as I expected them to.

I'm feeling a little bittersweet today. On the one hand, I was jubilant last night, and still feel some of the warm fuzzies this morning. On the other hand, the campaign's over, and for me that means the party's over and it's time to go home. I really got wrapped up in this campaign, so today I have a sense of "now what'll do?"

So I've got conflicting emotions but most of all I'm tired today. I guess that's what I get for staying up past my bedtime!!
I felt a little bit of that, but it will go on, because this is a unique and very different direction that the country is gong in. The media will be scrutinizing every little step he makes. It's going to be a very interesting 4 years... even to see what becomes of the Republican party, who realize that they have to restructure themselves at this point and include diversity into their plans. Tim Pawlenti (sp?) said some really smart things in reference to that on ABC last night .

I'm just really motivated and want to see him and we Americans succeed!
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm not in a state of shock, I expected him to win and the states lined up about as I expected them to.
Well Indiana surprised me a little bit, but I was surely jumping for joy to hear that he won all of the battleground states, the places where the Republicans tried to drum up the worse controversy
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I'm a little surprised. I really thought it would be much closer. I wasn't expecting to go to bed knowing who the prez was. But it figures people are really tired of Bush and want something new. They spoke.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: northeast headed southwest
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I'm getting teary every time I think about it. After the last 2 elections, I was very wary of feeling confident that there would be a Democratic win. Even when it was first announced last night, I didn't believe it. When I saw how far ahead Obama was, I finally felt relief- even if one of these states recounted or something we would still win.
Oh thank goodness today isn't what I expected it to be. I really thought we would have another really close election that would drag on for days. To win in a landslide like this... a black man... it is so much more than I imagined to be possible. When I think about the history of our country and what this truly means for all Americans, I am overwhelmed by pride in the US- pride I haven't felt for 8 long and horrible years.
I wish today was January 20th.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: um....guess
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I'm getting teary every time I think about it. After the last 2 elections, I was very wary of feeling confident that there would be a Democratic win. Even when it was first announced last night, I didn't believe it. When I saw how far ahead Obama was, I finally felt relief- even if one of these states recounted or something we would still win.
Oh thank goodness today isn't what I expected it to be. I really thought we would have another really close election that would drag on for days. To win in a landslide like this... a black man... it is so much more than I imagined to be possible. When I think about the history of our country and what this truly means for all Americans, I am overwhelmed by pride in the US- pride I haven't felt for 8 long and horrible years.
I wish today was January 20th.
I wish it were Jan. as well. I KNEW Obama would win & he totally kicked McCain's [mod cut]! Way to go!

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Old 11-05-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Tim Pawlenti (sp?) said some really smart things in reference to that on ABC last night .
I think Pawlenty is gunning for a position. Kinda amusing, since at first he thought he would be McCain's VP. I always liked him, and was sad when he got passed over in favor of Palin. So I think it'd be great to see him serve under Obama.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:32 AM
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Location: Wisconsin
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I'm not in a state of shock, I expected him to win and the states lined up about as I expected them to.

I'm feeling a little bittersweet today. On the one hand, I was jubilant last night, and still feel some of the warm fuzzies this morning. On the other hand, the campaign's over, and for me that means the party's over and it's time to go home. I really got wrapped up in this campaign, so today I have a sense of "now what'll do?"

So I've got conflicting emotions but most of all I'm tired today. I guess that's what I get for staying up past my bedtime!!

Well Normie, I expect you will soon get your second wind and look around and see all that needs to be done to help President Obama fulfill our hopes. There is so much to do and it is too much to be on one man's shoulders. We are all going to have to play our part and, having got to know you on this forum, I'll bet you will be right in there doing it.
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