Change has Come!!!!!


I am back! Very tired since I was up almost all night watching the live coverage on CNN. It has been a very emotional night. Many coffees to stay awake, couple of cigarettes and text messages with friends sharing our feelings about the long night ahead of us. Eventhough I had couple of double shots espresso there were times I felt asleep, to wake up couple of minutes later trying to figure out what I've missed! There were times where it was worse than watching a tennis game.
But then finally the big moment came: Barack Obama - the next President of the United States of America. Unbelievable! Eventhough I was miles away I could feel the joy of people assembling in parks, piazzas, street across the country. Obama's speech made me cry of joy. Listening to him you really realize there is hope. For america and for the rest of the world.
Even the candidate who lost the "battle" turned out to be a great man. His speech to congratulate obama was very touching. Only in America these things happens.
The best part of all was the participation of people. Not only during the day, but during the entire campaign. People finally started to believe again. Believe that a change is really possible. Yesterday was the perfect example. When I hear people here during election times say "I dont care...one or the other is the same...nothing is going to change"...open your eyes people! It is you, us who can make changes. By chosing who we believe can make it happen!
""It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference".
"This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can".
Congratulation Obama!
Image and excerpts from Obama's victory speech Via The Huffington Post

1 comments:

November 9, 2008 at 10:16 PM Anonymous said...

Yes, i have to agree that this is a historical momentous milestone of ALL TIME!!! I believe that this country has had enough of the idiocracy that has plagued us for 8 years! The US as a powerful nation have to lead the way to better relations with our foreign policies, inherent tribulations and welfare to our people!! As the great Martin Luther King said many times before..."I have a dream...." This dream has come true...Yes we can...yes we can!!