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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President Elect Barack Obama is a Pill!

A good pill, that is! When the results finally began to show that Obama would win, I felt a physical calming, a peace descend on me. It was like good medicine, relaxing my muscles, making a long headache go away. Obama is like aspirin, a muscle relaxant, and an anti-depressant rolled into one, no side effects. Not clear on the addictive qualities yet, but I have a feeling that he's a pill we will want to keep taking for eight years...

Barack Obama is not perfect. I'm sure he will make plenty of mistakes that will make us all cringe at times, but I believe that he is the right person for this country at this time in history. He is the right person for this world. People all over are excited about the potential his leadership will have in healing deep wounds and in finding new ways to resolve conflict.

I also felt so proud of "us", of this people, who have finally come together in numbers large enough to make history. We can hopefully now address issues of race in a new way and move beyond the color of skin to judging a leader based on ability and agenda.

I didn't realize how stressed out physically I felt about a potential McCain/Palin win. Admittedly, McCain's concession speech surprised me with its graciousness and candor. I'm sure losing was a huge disappointment for him and his supporters, but hopefully in four years, all of us will look back at November 4th, 2008 with the conviction that Obama really was the right choice.

May God bless him and keep him safe!

Now I can get back to work with renewed energy, all thanks to this pill of a man!

Obama's Victory Speech in Grant Park

November 4th, 2008



  1. Like you, I believe (very strongly) that Obama is the right choice for this time in history.

    The positive response from the world has been encouraging.

    American can rebuild herself again with the leadership of this man.

  2. I couldn't agree more, very well said!

  3. Good, funny take on this - my stress has been replaced by a big smile and a feeling that anything is possible. I think McCain was relieved - did you notice that all his odd body language and tics were gone was he gave his concession speech?

  4. You are right on about your comments regarding the election. It was as if you were in my head. Every word you wrote expressed my feelings, including the tension I felt over a possible McCain victory. I was pleased over the graciousness and professionalism both men showed in their victory and concession speeches.


“Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth.”

“Whatever you say, say it with conviction.”

(Both by the master, Mark Twain)

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