Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Yes We Can

By jove, I think we did it!

This is change we could believe in. Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

It's history. His story and our story.

And not only was this election historic because we elected the first president who is black, he was able to inspire so many people to make it happen. As the Politico notes, 2008 turnout shatters all records:

More than 130 million people turned out to vote Tuesday, the most ever to vote in a presidential election.

With ballots still being counted in some precincts into Wednesday morning, an estimated 64 percent of the electorate turned out, making 2008 the highest percentage turnout in generations.

In 2004, 122.3 million voted in what was then the highest recorded turnout in the contest between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry.
For a long time now, we forgot we could. But it seems like, after all, Yes, We Can.


Anonymous said...

To quote Michelle Obama, "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country!"

The youngest LLWL (not counting the gentleman!)

JudiPhilly said...

Touche. Maybe we could celebrate with a bottle of the bubbly at lunch? Glad we did.

Of course, reality sets in with the success of the marriage ban in California (as well as Florida & Arizona).

At least my daughter & friends did their part in Florida by voting against the ban.

It just means that fight lives on.