Tuesday, November 04, 2008

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Comments:

Blogger Win Scott Eckert said...

Yes!!!

12:02 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Unforgettable night!! I'm ready to see this country turn it around.

8:04 AM  
Blogger ces said...

YES!!!!!

9:38 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

When CNN first called the election in favor of Obama, I looked at Traci and said "oh no, don't do that...it's too early to do that", and then we immediately flipped over to MSNBC and realized they had just done the same, and I was filled with numbness. And then delirium! Hot deadlines here at the moment, so I can only listen to the TV instead of watch it right now, but every time Obama's acceptance speech comes on, I'm watching history. In some ways, every time it's replayed, it makes the unreal just a little more real, and after this eight-year national nightmare, I guess I need that today. Feels so good. The work has only begun though. Now we have an opportunity, and I'm eager to see what we can do with it.

10:39 AM  
Anonymous Christopher said...

It was a great evening.

Four years ago, Bush said the American people gave him a "mandate," and he ran with it (ran with it into the ground and then started digging!)

Last night was a true mandate, and like you mentioned: an opportunity.

It's not a cure, and there's a lot to do, but I really feel like this is as big as it seems to me.

Cynthia freaked when the win was projected when results came in from the west coast. I had that same initial, "Hey, wait...I know he's winning, but don't call it yet."

But then the reality of it all sunk in.

A solid win and an opportunity for hope.

It's still sinking in, but I'm looking forward to seeing what happens as Obama and the nation run with a genuine mandate from everybody who voted for him.

And I really hope those who didn't vote for him give him a real chance.

I think he has it in him to be the "uniter" Bush only claimed to be...

10:25 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hey, Christopher --

Well said. Excited to see Rahm Emanuel as the Chief of Staff.....that's a good start.

10:12 PM  
Blogger ces said...

Does anyone know who the artist is? That image IS Obama.

4:56 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Christine --

It's this guy....Shepard Fairey's his name...it's one of those seminal pieces of political art that will resonate for a very long time, I think....the perfect image at the perfect time...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepard_Fairey

6:49 PM  

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