Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Historic Day

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I always try to keep personal politics away from Moon in the Gutter as I don't think they really have a place in what I do here. I figure if someone wants to know my political leanings they can visit my Facebook profile or just ask me. However I couldn't let the day go by without congratulating President Elect Obama and his family. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, the fact that this country finally has an African American in its highest office is worth celebrating. It is a great step forward for a country that I think has been on the ropes for the better part of this decade, and for the first time in a long time I know that many of us are actually feeling hopeful. Congratulations to Barack Obama and I wish him all the luck with his upcoming historic term.

7 comments:

Keith said...

That's my thing. I try not to talk about politics or religion online. I've tried to keep my personal feelings private. I think that whether someone is a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, this is a historic day for all of us to cherish. Not all Americans agree with our new President on all his policy ideas. This is still a day we can always remember when we elected our first African-American President. There aren't many countries that will elect a person from a minority group to their highest office in the land. I'm so glad to see that here in America all things are possible. Congrats to him. I wish him the best.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith,
Great comment...I hope that everyone will put aside whatever differences they might have and get behind him. This is a wonderful moment for America.

Derek said...

It's a great moment for the US and the world. I live in a small Irish village now and just had two little old Irish women tell me on the street how happy they were for the US. It's such a little gesture, but it meant a lot and made me feel proud that our country can right itself. And for the first time in eight years I'm not ashamed to be from the US. Now... the hard part is ahead. But it's a big moment for all of us (whether you're an expat like myself or living back home) and I couldn't be happier.

J.D. said...

I'm really happy that Obama won and so decisively after the close races the last two times. Hopefully, he can take us back away from the precipice that we seem to be teetering on as a country. I guess time will tell but at least, for right now, we can bask in a much deserved victory.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Derek for that wonderful story. I think one of teh most positive things that is going to come out of this is that America is going to be viewed better again by people outside the country. That's a terrific and lovely story you shared.

Thanks JD,
I agree. I was worried it would be too close and that there would be controversy, so I am glad that he won so outright. It's hard not to feel that better days are ahead.

Steve Langton said...

My wife is really pumped up about this, and would have voted for Obama if she was still in the US. She's a lot more hopeful for the future of her family now he's been elected. There was enormous coverage here in the UK, and rightly so. Fingers crossed he can turn things round.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Steve,
He has a hard road ahead of him thanks to the past eight years but I really believe that he is going to be a great president. I share your wife's excitement, as do a lot of us today...