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Old 11-05-2008, 07:18 AM   #21
 
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Well said, NetG. It's one thing to vote for a candidate whose views are most similar to one's own (or to almost feel you may be simply choosing the lesser of two evils), but to actually feel so proud and excited and inspired by someone like Obama...well, there just are no words. My feelings are ranging between giddiness and tears of joy and hope.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:22 AM   #22
 
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I feel the same way. I don't know if you meant this b/c of his race or not, but I mean it from the hope, dreams, and positive direction I think he can take the US.

I'm a 41 yr old, college educated, white, SAHM. I understand the importance of the first black president, but I hope his race isn't the main focus of his presidency. I voted for him b/c I believe in him and what he stands for. I wouldn't vote for someone just b/c of their race, sex, political party, etc - I vote for the person.

I'd like to see some emphasis on his education, work ethic, family values, community service, goals, not just his race. There are less than good black people just as there are less than good white people/women/moms/etc.

PS I hope they leave his beautiful daughters alone so they can have as normal a childhood as possible.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:30 AM   #23
 
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GOD NO!

The first thing that I did this morning was turn on CNN to make sure that there were no "upsets" in the electoral college count!

I'm 37 years old. I've heard "you only got into that school because you are black" and "you only got that job because you are black" many times in my life. Today I am hopeful that my children will grow up without ever hearing that.

OBAMA!!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:59 AM   #24
 
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My head is spinning!
I think reality will set in tomorrow. All I could get out was, "OMG, OMG, OMG..!"

It still hasn't set for me. I'm still in the wow stage and still just tearing up thinking about huge the margin of victory was for him.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:09 AM   #25
 
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I too listened to the news this morning, just to make sure it was true. Without all 100 percent of votes being counted, there was a little bit of...what if...what if the projection was untrue?
I was happy last night, kept waking up thinking about Obama being president, and happy this morning.

Yay!!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:18 AM   #26
 
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i still don't think it's hit me yet. it's surreal, in the most wonderful way possible. this was the first time in my life that i *enthusiastically* voted for someone. because i really, truly believed in him. it's pretty amazing.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:00 AM   #27
 
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The first thought in my mind when I awoke this morning was "Obama's our president. He did it!" I'm so happy.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:11 PM   #28
 
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I cried all night! And today I was in my car and they replayed his victory speech and I was crying again.. my eyes are all red and puffy today but they are tears of PRIDE AND JOY BABY!!!
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:54 PM   #29
 
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All day there have been little triggers of that little rush feeling that goes up to the top of the head. Crescendo moments all day long. Really cool!
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:34 PM   #30
 
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I don't remember actually feeling positive about a Presidential candidate. The fact I feel positive about him, that he has magic you can feel when he speaks, and some pretty good policies and brains to back it up... I forget that this is a historical election, because I can't imagine voting for him because of race - since for me it was simply a matter of he was far and away the better candidate for my stance.

Then I realize how historic this is as far as race and our putrid history as a country goes. And forget to breathe.


Nope, you're not the only one.


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Old 11-05-2008, 06:42 PM   #31
 
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i still don't think it's hit me yet. it's surreal, in the most wonderful way possible. this was the first time in my life that i *enthusiastically* voted for someone. because i really, truly believed in him. it's pretty amazing.
ITA! i was VERY enthusiastic to vote this term!
i had to check 4 and 5 times to make sure i selected the right name! ha!
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i still don't think it's hit me yet. it's surreal, in the most wonderful way possible. this was the first time in my life that i *enthusiastically* voted for someone. because i really, truly believed in him. it's pretty amazing.
ITA! i was VERY enthusiastic to vote this term!
i had to check 4 and 5 times to make sure i selected the right name! ha!
haha me too
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:25 PM   #33
 
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I'm in a different continent altogether and my whole family has been SUPER EXCITED.
My mom is bragging all day cause it's her birthday as well , the day he became the president.
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