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November 4, 2008

thank you, America!

Filed under: viewpoint — David Giacalone @ 11:27 pm

..   Thank you, America, for choosing hope over fear, unity over division, and our values over our resentments.  Thank you for voting Barack Obama to be President of the United States.   He will be President of all of us and for all of us.

Let’s work together to make America all it can be.  

afterwords (Nov. 5, 2008): A special thankyou to John McCain for a most gracious and inspiring concession speech — with words and tone worthy of his best self.

update (Nov. 5, 2008): Scott Greenfield, at Simple Justice, is proud that the reactions of lawyer webloggers to the election show “The Blawgoshpere at its best:”

“The reaction has been uplifting, in the belief that regardless of who, and how strongly, one thought would make a better president, so many have put that aside and noted two critically important things:  That we have broken a barrier by electing a black man to be President, not because he is black but because we believe that he is the right man for the job, and that we will now go beyond partisanship to work together to overcome our nation’s problems.”

p.s. .. Laurice and Ed Markowski’s grandson Nicholas Landry is an Obama Baby.  He’s an excellent reason for us to hope, and to act together to make a better nation and a better world. Some of Nick’s friends and admirers have left haiku and senryu in our comment section, joining in the celebration of our new Obama Nation.


  1. change in the weather
    a clear blue sky
    as I awake

    Comment by Yu Chang — November 5, 2008 @ 2:36 am

  2. long night’s end –
    a line of blue
    below the cloud

    You did it – thank you – the rest of the world can breathe again now!

    Comment by Alison Williams — November 5, 2008 @ 4:09 am

  3. Congratulations on our country, which has reasserted its greatness! I think many people in other countries must be celebrating with us today. We can now begin to export hope again and this is the true economy.

    Comment by John Stevenson — November 5, 2008 @ 6:48 am

  4. Thanks to all of you for joining in our celebration of hope and good will.

    Comment by David Giacalone — November 5, 2008 @ 9:26 am

  5. amber waves
    a tall man demonstrates
    the dream

    Comment by Peggy Lyles — November 5, 2008 @ 5:10 pm

  6. Hi, Peggy. Many thanks for the poem and for joining the celebration.

    Comment by David Giacalone — November 5, 2008 @ 6:02 pm

  7. thank you america indeed. :)

    Comment by kouji — November 6, 2008 @ 1:15 am

  8. hogwash,
    and more hogwash

    Comment by J.D. Heskin — November 6, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

  9. Well the hog bloody well needed washing!

    It had walllowed its way into DEEP muck!

    Comment by Carroll Straus — November 6, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

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