This is MY President.

Words wouldn’t be able to express how amazed and elated I am at the strength and maturity of this nation. Last night’s election results only proved it. With the biggest voter turn out since women got the right to vote we have finally put our foot down and said enough is enough. Like a friend of mine said recently – It’s a good time to be alive and know that we weren’t apathetic. We demanded change and we fucking got it.

Lead us well, Obama. You have my full support. You are my president.

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Juan Williams (CNN) sums up what I’m feeling very nicely:

t’s a stunning sight. It’s incomprehensible. Even a year ago, I wouldn’t have thought this was possible. That an African American man could be elected President of the United States. When I think of it from a historical point of view, and you go back and think of people, that fact that black people didn’t have the right to vote in this country. There were only black men until 1870. In 1870, black men got the right to vote and of course it didn’t mean much until going forward until 1965 and the Voting Rights Act. And at that point, Linden Johnson said the Democrat Party lost the South forever and there was no possibility really of full enfranchisement that said black people could somehow be the leader of the United States of America. This is truly an incredible moment of American history. I can’t think of another country in the world where you could have a significant minority that was once so maligned and so oppressed finally have one of its sons rise to this level. This is ah… I don’t care how you feel about him politically, on some level you have to say this is America at its grandest, the potential, the possibility, and what it says for our children. Black and white, the image of Barack Obama and those little girls in the Rose Garden in these years to come. I think it’s just stunning.

Couldn’t have said it better myself. This shows us that America is truly a country where you can be ANYTHING you want to be. Freedom and Possibility. Our two greatest offerings.

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~ by Mathy Shoots People on November 5, 2008.

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