I walked out of the library into the streets @ around 7:45pm, walked on over to Starbucks to get me a coffee 'cause I was freezing. When I took my money out to pay the dude behind the counter he said "put that money away, it's free for you". Me thinking I was being Punk'd or something, still trying to pay the weisel. He said "it's free because you have that" and pointed to my *I voted* sticker on my sweater. I was stoked. I never get anything for free! I said "wait, I have 2 more" and opened my sweater to show the other 2 stickers on my shirt. haha. It didn't work. Oh well, worth a shot. As I truned around to leave an intire barrage of people came in. I was all happy telling them about all the free coffee. They already knew. I asked them how they knew, they said "it was on the radio". Ohhhh. Haha. I scurried out into the street, crossed the street and heard a collective loud ass cheer and celebrating from what I thought was a desolite downtown. I heard some guy yell "did he win?" I hurried towards the historic 3rd floor bar to see what it was all about. The distinguished doorman w/ his iphone in hand said to me as I walked up to him, "sounds like we have a new president" as he looked down at his iphone trying to check. He let me in, I ran to the big screen T.V.'s and just saw a sea of people celebrating. I couldn't believe I was standing there while history was just being made, my soul wept, felt warm and I, we all felt hopeful. Strangers hugging each other.
I can almost feel the change in the air already.
We just made HISTORY! When Obama was born, people of his skin colour couldn't even vote in some parts of America and many were killed when trying! Obama even won Ohio, Iowa, Florida (Florida people!-that use to be a die-hard RED STATE) and Virginia, the first canidate of his party in 44 years to do so!
The day of the 4th was weird for me, almost went too smooth & almost perfect (sorry about Prop. 8, we tried! I have a feeling something's gonna happen here, your'll see!) that it was hard to believe. I woke up, walked to my polling place (a elementry school) voted around 2:30ish? went to the library & in just a handful of hours, walked out and we have a new President!!!
If I were you, I'd do what I did & go out & buy today's Newspaper and save it to show your grandchildren. This is one for the record books, rather you voted for him or not.
We have a lot of Democrats in the senate and only 75 days left until we get rid of this parasite, this cancer we called a "president" and hand the tourch over to Barack, fill the air w/ this lovely sencitive man that give hope into office. There's this hunger in America, we need to heal from the last past 8 years we were served mounstrous lies & stood by as our souls evaporated into the abyss. We need to heal & Obama is our rehab, our "make things right" guy, our teacher we can & will learn a lot from. He's not only well read, well spoken and well educated (doesn't it feel nice to have a smart president for a change?) He gives hope to many people-for different reasons. Seriously-think about it, he was raised by a single mother, wasn't raised w/ a silver spoon in his mouth, does not come from money! He studied hard, made it to the top w/ perserverance, ambition and persistence. He had no "connections", like Bush jr. and his daddy. He snuck up on us and came out from nowhere it seems and WON! So, he understands-he's for the poor and middle class, not rich oil greedy old men w/ no souls & black hearts. I bet even those sickies Al Qaeda were secrectly happy that Obama won. Maybe their plans to wanna fuck w/ us will dissipate?
Something I found amusing, I could just imagine the words muttered underneath Bush's breath when Obama won, but he had called him up and invited him and his family over for dinner at his ranch. He had to. It's only politically correct!
I love this sence, this feeling I get with Obama and everything that surrounds this man and his ideas. I loved how his little girls came out on stage skipping. ...I finally -and I can't believe I'm saying this, but I just might put up an American flag in front of my home. A first ever for me. I caught myself thinking this yesterday.
Obama - He is political poetry and he'll move thru us and America with Grace.
P. S. I'm going to try and make it to his inauguration (swown in and parade) on January 20th, so I can really experience fellowship, a common ground and just love from total strangers. Sometimes that's the best. I am a part of History being made. ...And I look foward to seeing how this story unfolds-
I was supossed to go see Obama & Hillary back in January of this year when they came thru my town BUT I had the flu really bad and was couch-ridden. I'll regret this until the day I die!
...And Tori we found our Mr. Lincoln! No cause for sneezing! ;o)
Hey! Barack & I have another thing in common-both our grandmother's name is Madeline! So sweet! I found this to be so sweet. His Grandmother voted for him before she died. I wish she would have lived to see him win this, I take comfort in thinking she some how knows. ;o)
The campaign says Obama's late grandmother voted by absentee ballot for her grandson before she passed away.
It is so sad that Senator Obama's grandmother died just one day before she had the chance to see her grandson become the next President of the United States of America. 'President Barack Obama' .
I had to add this little sidenote: I was thumbing thru one of my "gossip mags" about 4 months ago and found Barack's work out routine, I tore it out and have been doing his work out ever since. haha. It's easy and for people on the go like him and me. :o) . I thought this was amusing. So when people ask me "how'd you do it?" I'll say "it's all Barack's fault". lol.
See more photos at my myspace 'Obama Album'
Two hotties! How many more can we get into office?
Thanks to the Nov. 17th issue of Newsweek magazine for pointing me to Scout Tufankjian 's stunning images of the Obama campaign. Her images are front row tickets to his long journey thus far. These photographs touched my soul. You must check these out. So interesting!
*Change is gonna come*