Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes. We. Did.

"It was all a Dream." Even though these are the words that the late Notorious B.I.G. used to open one of his most famous songs, it's the same way my mother described her experience last night. I don't think I've ever been so proud to be, not only an African-American, but an American. Yesterday, November 4, 2008, history was made. Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American president of the United States of America. Man. And he did it in record fashion. According to, "with 97 percent of precincts reporting nationwide, Obama had secured nearly 63 million votes, the largest total in history. He led McCain 52 percent to 46 percent in the popular vote--the highest percentage of any Democratic presidential nominee in 40 years." The article also went on to say that "turnout experts estimated more than 64 percent of eligible American voters cast ballots, the best showing in at least 40 years--and in one estimate, since 1908." That's huge. It really goes to show that anything in this world is possible and that young voters really can make a difference. And even though it seems that this election has polarized the country, I'm confident that the majority of Americans will come to see that we have made the right choice for our Commander-In-Chief. I mean, would you really have been confident with John McCain and Sarah PALIN calling the shots?? It's good to see that morals and values overpowered greed, deceit and even racism. I am truly proud of Barack Obama and more than happy that I am represented by such an eloquent, impressive, and strong Black man.

Obama 08. Yes we did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I couldnt have said it better myself :)

It's amazing to see so many inspired by one man. One GREAT man.

- Brandi