Tuesday, November 4, 2008



I voted with my two little ones - I let them pull the bar and took a photo inside the booth. They hammed it up.

History. Something so many of us just a year ago never imagined, dreamed, could happen.

Am I being too optimistic that we as a nation are moving more towards a global orientation? The financial crisis already proved that we need to respond globaly rather than parochialy.

It is a generational shift, a newer more constructive world order. Someone, somehow, not rooted in 1950s cold.war ideology. Maybe, a son of the sixties. Still, you need more than love. Hope can be a start.

Politics cannot remain as usual - bickering and half efficient compromises. We should punish, vote out, those that cannot shift.

6 comments:

Kim said...

certainly an historical moment John....
I had goosebumps when I heard the news...

re the ad ...can you email me an image/badge 125 x 125 to put on my blog....when you have time ..thanks ...
kim(at)laketrees1.com

jgy said...

Yes, wouldn't it be great if our children can grow up believing in things that we almost started to give up on.

Being positive and creating the voice that you believe in.
Forgive. Listen
for what are the things we can be inspired to do.

The Artful Eye said...

What a night! Glad your children shared in this important day in history. I haven't been this excited about an election in a long time.

Power to the people. Hopeful towards the future.

Bev said...

Very moving. Saw the shots of Jesse Owen crying with joy and Obama's Kenyan grandmother in her village. Also a girl who had helped a black woman of 1O1 vote. I bet she never thought she'd see the day...

The Boisterous Butterfly said...

Yes we can, all of us, all over the world, it's a global effort.

Anonymous said...

Jesse Owens is pretty dead - he outran germans in the berlin olympics. Pissed off adolfo.

Jessee Jackson crying was moving.

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