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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Barack Obama is the Next President

This is a day to remember and a true feel for what the American experiment is all about. Barack Obama defeated John McCain by a rather significant margin pulling down states that were formerly confirmed red state Republican strong holds. And he earned every single vote the hard way by facing his critics and simply telling the truth on who he is and who he will be as our next President of the United States of America.

Key states for Obama were PA, OH, IA, NM, MI, NH and FL which more or less sank the dream of a Presidency for Senatator John McCain. Keith Olbermann of MSNBC called it for Obama by an electoral vote tally at about 9:37 EST. Going by electoral votes at the time of the prediction it was impossible for Senator McCain to win. Thus, Barack Obama will take the oath of office for President in January of 2009.

Senator Obama won this election by taking the high road when his opponent chose the lowest road that was easiest to travel. Obama impressed the people of America not only with his eloquence but his ability to make his attackers look foolish as they used arguments against him that they too were guilty of. Senator Obama or should I say President Elect Obama, didn’t have to morph into someone that his political base and moderate or independent voters could vote for.

All that being said, it should be interesting to see how President Obama’s cabinet will be made up as pro and con from his position on many of the issues. Then it is time to get real change passed and delivered to the American people. President Obama will have to work twice as hard as anyone else that has sat behind the desk in the Oval Office simply because he promised he would do so much for so many. In that respect, political pundits and bloggers like yours truly will not be giving him a free pass because we pushed so hard for him to be President. Barack Obama earned the opportunity to be President, now he has to prove that he can get the job done.

Get to work President Elect Obama and don’t forget the little people that made this possible for you. Like all of us hard working unemployed bloggers! I’m willing to accept a good paying job in your administration or something small like Rhode Island for the calluses my typing fingers all have. Anyone have a bandaide they can spare?

Thank you God that this election is finally over!

UPDATE: 11:00 PM EST NBC Declared Obama the winner and the next President of the United States of America!


Cross posted at Bring it On! and To the Center

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not even know what to say. My past year and a half has been MADE. They did the unofficial calling of the election at 9:30 and I was not jinxing it to anyone other than my mother. Then at 11 he took the West Coast,Florida, Colorado....
God...What a Great Night...
Going to go listen to McCains concession speech now. :)

10:18 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Give yourself some credit Crystal for writing thought provoking posts not only here but over at your own blog on the issues. President Elect Obama did not win this election on his own, he is the message but not the messenger. Great writers like yourself I'm sure helped him win this historic election. Congratulations to you in really participating in this election process.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Just Wondering said...

Whew. And now the work begins. As fabu as they are, Obama and our man Joe can't possibly right this ship on their own. I'm asking everybody to stay plugged in.

But you can have today off! LOL!

Congratulations, America! And a shout out to modern day pamphleteers everywhere.

12:15 PM  
Blogger B.J. said...

Nothing much you can add to hearts filled with joy. Congratulations to Papamoka, all his contributors and his readers!

The first test of a president is his (still "his") "first 100 days." Obama will face the same obstacle Bill Clinton did in his first 100 days - hands tied by forces beyond his control. In Clinton's case, Congress, and for Obama, the economy. His first challenge is the latter.

I heard today that foreign leaders are asking Obama to come up with immediate solutions for jump-starting worldwide economies. Boy, that's an insult to Bush. Hasn't Bush called for an economic summit in Washington in December? Now, the leaders want to hear what Obama offers, even before he's sworn in. I hope he got some rest today and will hit the floor running - the world needs him NOW!

6:40 PM  

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