I am amazed

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After Senator Obama passed 270 last night, I went to sleep. Hopefully now that the presidential election’s over I’ll be able to return my full attention to problogging, wealthbuilding and personal finance.  A good time, though, all in all – I love presidential election campaigns.

But today, I am quite happy.  As a Southerner, I never thought I’d see this day and I’m glad I was wrong.  America has the ability to continually amaze.  There are no limits for ANY of us…

photo credit: patrick dentler

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  • I usually dislike elections, but this one I was glued to. I think there is something to be said for a man who can draw the formerly apathetic into the fold. I am receiving emails from friends overseas, and the reactions there. My favorite line so far:
    “obama! they cheered. obama! we cheered back. obama! obama! on and on went the happy exchange, through the morning and through the day, with every encounter, as if the very word obama became a universal greeting, our unifying language.”

  • I am elated, ecstatic and speechless!!! Finally! American people have some sense left in them, there's hope for us all. I am making chocolate cupcakes for my son to celebrate ;o)

  • Exactly! I remember the discussion we had in college. The prof asked if there would be a day when we have minority (colored) US president, or female president. That was only 12 years ago, and you know, it was worth for discussion. Many didn't think it would happen in our lifetime.

    America is great. There is still hope.

  • It's a pleasant reminder that this is still America. The contestants in this Presidential election and primaries was simply a testament to our diversity. You had a woman and a black man as the two leading candidates of the Democratic Presidential primary, you had a Mormon and a 72 year old man as the leading candidates of the Republican Presidential primary… THEN you had the winners of each contest plus a female VP candidate of a party often painted as a bunch of old white men.

    I have to say the whole process, not just the final result, was amazing in its own right.

    • Jim, I agree. I don't believe that someone deserves any special credit for NOT being an old white man, but the simple fact that most people seemed to move right past all the limits you mentioned (races, genders, religions, etc.) and support their candidates is something I'm happy about. I'd like to see the day when people are as bored of female candidates and minority candidates as they are of “old white men” 🙂

  • Jim, I agree. I don't believe that someone deserves any special credit for NOT being an old white man, but the simple fact that most people seemed to move right past all the limits you mentioned (races, genders, religions, etc.) and support their candidates is something I'm happy about. I'd like to see the day when people are as bored of female candidates and minority candidates as they are of “old white men” 🙂