Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What an Amazing Night!

One might call it a bend in the road. A venture into the great unknown. Amazing at best is what I would say. Such a loud cry of the American people and the American voice. It's a new course and a venture for all. Some are not happy, others wept. I kept an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach? most of the day and night. I watched as some of my co-workers were elated and others bemoaned. What went through my mind at that exact moment that it sunk in that Barack Obama was our next president? Simply, I wonder what Martin Luther King would say? I wonder how many people see this man as great as he is and how many simply label him for the color of his skin. I also believe he's as white as he is black and as pure American as any of the rest of us. The race wasn't about race to me. It was about a fresh start. It was about not staying the course of the Bush administrations failing economic disaster. Either way you wanted the race to go I hope you can all embrace a thought that something new is in our midst. Something new this way comes. Something good I think. So what an amazing night and what a great time for a clean slate.

2 comments:

Ritchie said...

For me this wasn't an election about race. It was about who was the best person for the job. I believe America chose the best person for the job. It was truly a historic night for America. Now we will see what happens over the next four years.

ida said...

at first it was the best person for the job. i agree with most of his ideas. then came the palin connection with mccain. well i wasnt voting for mccain anyways but she really sealed that deal. then the race. there were tons upon tons of people on the internet against him becouse he's black. he is the same color as my daughter. black and white. and the more i thought about it i said to myself. we need a BLACK man in office. we need a BLACK MAN for all the little BLACK girls and boys to look up too. and they do. there are tons of black people in my daughters school and they were really looking up to this man towards the end of the race. they wanted this black man in office. and i did too. to help save my job. to get healthcare on track. for many other things. to send him to talk to the islamic nations. and so every black child would understand that they can hold office and be president. its a big thing where i live that he got voted in. i am proud that i helped.