04 November 2008

Change Has Come


Historic. Unbelievable.

Yes. We. Did.

Holy Fucking Shit.

This is for real, right? I mean, they can't take it back? We are Democrats after all. Don't underestimate us -- we can still manage to screw it up.

I feel strange. We won. That's an odd thing for me to say. Let me try it again. We won. I kind of like the sound of it.

I think I like winning. You know, it's better than losing.

It's sort of an unfamiliar sensation. I'm not sure I'm suited for it.

What a day. I just sat on the sofa with my six-year-old son, and I told him to remember this moment the rest of his life. This is up there with July 20, 1969. I'm so glad I got a chance to see this.

Change has come.

27 comments:

beadnik said...

It's wonderful! Believe it and be happy!
Yes WE Can!

horsetech said...

Yes we did! This is my first presidential ballot that I have cast, and what a historic day it has been! I'm still riding the adrenaline high of watching the map turn blue, one state at a time.

horsetech

Gingerale said...

Yes, we did it! We all did it and I feel so happy tonight. Moving forward with dignity into tomorrow.

Sleep well tonight, ShadowFax and anybody reading here who did anything to help this happen.

Tomorrow we survey the debris of the last 8 years. Tonight is tonight and -- Yes! We! Can!

Katie said...

You sound like a Cubs fan or something.

WE WIN.

YES WE CAN.

YES WE DID.

Go drink some champagne!

Dragonfly said...

I adjourned exam prep for a few hours to watch this historic event. Good to see you many of you voted!
Hope this leads to good things for your country.

Mary said...

Yay! And I got to see most of his speech (yay for patients staying away tonight).

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.

Catron said...

Congratulations. You guys won a convincing victory.

As per our bet, I just added you to my blogroll.

shrtstormtrooper said...

yes we can!

Flo said...

I cried I was so happy! And today I'm glowing and hoping that we can work together as a country.
~Flo

Anonymous said...

This is as exciting as the day Ted Kennedy killed a girl? You have an odd threshold of excitement.

Nice to see Obama get a job in management, finally, though.

marcia said...

I feel much more hopeful now than I have in years. Finally, the people have rejected fascism.

chuckr44 said...

Be careful. Obama's presidency will set the tone for race relations for the next 100 years. Will Obama's presidency be about getting revenge on the European-Americans? Or about all of us getting along ala Martin Luther King Jr?

marcia said...

chuckr44, Obama's mother was white. His grandmother, the woman who had the most influence in his life, was white. He never played the race card in his campaign, although he did (and rightfully so) go after the disenfranchised black vote.

I don't think you have to worry about revenge or reparations being an issue. This has the potential to be a healing Presidency. People all around the world are celebrating Obama's victory.

shadowfax said...

Anon 7:49:

I was referring to Apollo 11.

Twit.

Anonymous said...

364 EV and counting!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from the Middle East!

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:27, you must be optimistic about NC, or you have inside connections somewhere. I don't think they've called the state yet... that would make 364... no "and counting."

Bianca Castafiore said...

I can't get this stupid grin off my face... nor stop my feet from doing their Happy Dance.

What an amazing and wonderful thing, and I feel blessed to have been able to participate in it.

Oh lord, now I'm crying.

Anonymous said...

Twit? Why, sir, you offend me!

I think the Kennedy thing is a better example for you. The Apollo moon landing was a falsh in the pan, not to be repeated. Mary Jo Kopechne is still...dead, and Ted Kennedy is still the most highly revered Democrat there is.

Coincidence?

shadowfax said...

I don't even know what to say to that.

Really.

Ros said...

Maybe I'm the only one, but I've never heard anyone except a bartender at the end of a long night claim to 'revere' Ted Kennedy, any more than I've heard Republicans seriously claim that Bush is smart.

I do tend to tune out the D&R zealots though, so I suppose it's possible...

Anonymous said...

Check out the Democrats in this story:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-24-kennedy_N.htm

""I'm getting chills just thinking about it now talking to you"

Revered. Obama wanted him to speak. At Obama's convention.

Mindseye said...

...and not a moment too soon (actually, I would have liked to see it happen eight years ago)!

What a wonderful night to be apart of!

Nurse K said...

Something has already changed: No one is bi-racial anymore, they are "black". We reached a bipartisan agreement in the break room today at work that this is whack.

Kath said...

I am still crying and smiling from last night. After living thru 2000 and 2004 in South Florida, last night was sweet.

Watched the returns with my Fruit Store peeps. We screamed when it was announced that Obama won. Then screamed even louder when it was announced that CO turned BLUE.

Yes, We Can. And Yes, We Did.

ps- I got the Apollo reference :-)

Anonymous said...

Change? I sure hope so. I guess we'll see.