Tuesday, November 04, 2008

YES. WE. DID.


After all the nail-biting of today, I'm almost crying right now.


There are people walking around, shouting and whooping it up in our neighborhood. We've thrown the windows open and are screaming out the windows ourselves - even more than we did when we first heard that Obama had won Ohio.

I can't believe that this is real ... it happened. It really happened. We could really, truly turn our country back to what it is about. And be more than a bullying, arrogant superpower to the world - to be a beacon. Again.

And, this is hope for all of us in this country, that we can take care of ourselves again ... take care of our poor, our sick, our veterans, our minorities, our elderly. Go back to the ideal of "all men are created equal" and all that. Go back to the ideal that all of us, whoever we are, wherever we live, whatever our station in life, deserve the same respect and regard as whomever is standing next to us.

Yes, we can do this ... we can. And yes - we did.

11 comments:

Chris said...

Tonight we celebrate. Tomorrow, we get to work. There's an awful lot to do.

But first ... we celebrate :)

LSL said...

Yes, we did. Wonderful.

somewhere joe said...

Matt, I'm so proud of my country this morning... I'm tempted to go all out and have a latte! ,oD

President Barack Obama. Wow. Happy days are here again.

A Lewis said...

Ilovethat throwing the windows open thing. We screamed hollared and drank champagne! Oh, and ate cheesecake too. In the streets on the drive home, it was filled with revelers....screaming and setting off fireworks.

Scott said...

It's a happy day!

Sooo-this-is-me said...

Congrats!

cb said...

Oh yes. Change has been brunged!

Scooter said...

There's a Mighty Wind a blowin'...

john said...

Yes We Can!!

Sorted Lives said...

I could not be happier!!

Claudia said...

As my friend up here in Vancouver so succinctly put it on her Facebook:

"I'm happy for my American Friends, they don't have to be embarrassed anymore!"

I AM happy for your country.