Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, the next President of the United States of America

I woke up at about 4am due to a nasty cough, and couldn't get back to sleep, so I decided to check and see if we had a new President yet.

McCain has conceded! Barack Obama is the next President of the United States! It brings tears to my eyes, and that's not just the pain in the throat. Today, I am proud of America. At least we've done one thing right!

Sadly, there is no one around to celebrate with. I'll have to wait until morning to celebrate with classmates. It's alright, though, because today is Guy Fawkes Day/Bonfire Night, and I get to go see fireworks. I know the fireworks are really celebrating the death of a man who tried to blow up Parliament, but to me, those will be Obama fireworks. It's almost guaranteed that I'll drop a tear.


  1. I told everyone at school that if Obama didn't win, I was going to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day by attempting and failing to blow up Congress. Thank goodness he won! Saves me some time, energy, and lawyer fees.

  2. migrainemaven11/05/2008 5:14 PM

    Woohoo!!! It's a freaking landslide!! (Well, the electoral college numbers are.)

    I betcha your Brit friends will be celebrating with you. It's exciting!!

  3. I saw fireworks tonight! Literally. As I drove down Broadway, there was an impromptu rally and celebration going on at 11:30 at night in Capitol Hill. It included much cheering, police barricades and even fireworks. I love my neighborhood. And, I'm proud to say that I love my country.

  4. Woo hoo! Hooray! Go Obama!

  5. There were over 1000 people in the middle of an intersection at that Capitol Hill party Jax mentioned. I agree that I am proud again to say that I am an American. Sure, we're not going to fix all our problems at once, but at least we did this one thing without screwing up.

  6. WOO HOO! I'm still so excited about this. Someone in my neighborhood set of fireworks after the call was made (I saw the call being made by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert!). I'm pretty happy with a bunch of the local elections too. :)