President Barack Obama

It IS how I voted, and I’ve never been more proud to be a citizen of The United States of America.

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38 thoughts on “President Barack Obama

  1. Obama is amazing. I expect greatness from him.

    I voted for who I thought would do the best for our country. And I will say that this is the happiest I’ve been to have a “losing vote”.

    This is history. I hope the popular vote is right!

  2. This might not surprise anyone, but I really don’t think a lot of either party. So I’m neither happy nor sad about the results of the Presidential election. I do think it a bit funny that the same people that voted in Democrats two years ago, falling hook line and sinker for their claims of wanting to end the Iraq war now think that Democrats now have a solution for the economic situation, but whatever. I do hope they have better ideas this time!

    The real benefit of this will be maintaining balance in the Supreme Court. Because of a refusal to give up power and retire, liberals on the Court really didn’t retire during the Clinton years. So that left 8 years of Reagan, 4 of Bush I and 8 of Bush II where only one party was nominating Justices. By my count that’s 20 years over a span of 28 years. And often the new nominees were relatively young, purposefully to determine the direction of the court well into the future.

    There are three branches of government. It’s hard to think much of the folks in Congress, and Presidents have their good and bad points no matter what. But the Supreme Court has real power. And balance there is a good thing.

  3. I am so happy tonight for everyone who ever thought this could not possibly happen in their lifetime. As I said in my post last night, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of our lives, and when times are tough, strong leaders help us weather the storm.

  4. I’ve always had a soft spot for soldiers and mavericks, of these, John McCain is my favorite. For his principles and his ideals, he sacrificed more than most of us, including Obama, ever have and ever will. But after his defeat at the dirty criminal hand of GW Bush in the year 2000, he had ceded his principles one by one for political expediency and for conservative ideologues’ idea of electability.

    In the end I voted for Obama. He’s energetic and smart, his vice president pick eminently eligible. But his promises sounded grand and hollow and he’s untested by crisis and corruption. So I’m not particularly optimistic.

    Farewell John McCain, he had a life of tough choices, whether good or bad, I admire him for them. Good luck America, you have more tough choices coming, you will need the luck.

  5. What an amazing night! I brought my 8 year old daughter to vote with me, and regardless of what happens during Obama’s presidency, I positive this is a night she’ll remember for the rest of her life.

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  7. I am an independent and voted Obama. I really couldn’t find a reason to vote McCain. However, I fully expect to be disappointed by Obama shortly after Jan 20. I just think this country is too broken to be fixed.

    A trade policy that generates huge systematic trade deficits that we finance by borrowing from China, Germany and Japan so we can live beyond our means and saddle our children with debt they will have to pay off for years to come

    Social security ponzi scheme that the demographic trend will collapse

    Massive deficit spending by the federal government

    An economy that doesn’t produce much of anything of value. The only way to make money is through excess (wall street) or flipping real estate (until recently) or burgers

    An educational system that falls short of that in many third world countries

    I could go on….

    I wish my man luck but don’t expect much out of him unfortunately. I hope I am wrong.

  8. I was quite a night.

    My 5th grader had an assisgnment to color in the states as they were declared for Blue or Red. All 3 of my kids, plus my wife and I, were glued to the tube, agreeing on what to watch together for the first time in years.

    I truly historic occasion, not so much for the color of the candidates, but for the sheer enthusiasm of the voting population.

    We wish Obama well, and I think he clearly demonstrated he was the candidate with a cooler head, over a VERY long vetting process.

    However, I think the most disappointed people in America will be those who think we elected a Socialist. His biggest challenge now will be to manage the expectations of his ardent supporters.

    I will be an interesting future….

  9. I have a plan called “My First Hundred Days” and it begins today. One advantage we have is that we can start today to improve this Country.

    Obama will succeed as long as we understand that he is the Leader and we have to do our part. I don’t want to elaborate in this politically oriented post…just watch me for 100 days for the explanation of what I am talking about.

  10. obama is just another politician, except that hes a product of the most corrupt political machine in one of the most corrupt states in the nation. i unfortunately know firsthand. there are going to be a lot of disappointed people, who like republicans, will go down defending their guy to the bitter end.

  11. I must say…I burst into tears when the votes from Florida tipped in Obama’s favor around 8PM. My daughters thought I was sad. I called my mom and found out that all of the adult females in my family were crying. What an emotional release. Now….how will he tackle the problems within the housing industry? Hmmm.

  12. This is the first time in my life I went to the polls and voted for a President who was younger than me on the day I voted. I just realized that this morning when I saw Obama’s birthdate highlighted in Jim’s post.

  13. Although, President Elect Obama faces what appears to be our nation’s biggest test since FDR & the Great Depression, I’m optimistic that when somebody asks me in 2012 “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”, I’ll be able to say, hell yes.

    “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else.” – Winston Churchill

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