smurphy487: (Obama NJ)
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This man is my president



I never thought I would see this in my lifetime.

Never.

I can't stop crying.

For my non-American friends, I would love to hear how the reaction has been where you live.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shutterbug-12.livejournal.com
I never thought I'd cry over an election, but, God, I'm more hopeful than I can ever remember being for my country. I couldn't help crying. It's so wonderful.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
I thought I was emotional for Clinton.

Calling Mom for updates and then getting a message from Kevin going "HOLY SHIT!" and this was his first Presidential election.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friv0lity.livejournal.com
canada is fucking happy!!!
(im throwing a party lmao)

Date: 2008-11-05 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
Parents are coming for lunch on Thursday....CELEBRATION luncheon!!!

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Date: 2008-11-05 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amy-119.livejournal.com
I still can't believe it. I am so happy and hopeful for our future. =D

Date: 2008-11-05 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
Hope...it has begun to mean so much more than ever

Date: 2008-11-05 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chemina42.livejournal.com
I must congratulate your whole country. That's so awesome! Hope has been restored!

Well I can tell you there was a lot of buzz at work today, everyone was talking about it and even one of the supervisors was giving us updates on some of the craziness that went on surrounding actually going in and casting a vote!

Your election meant something and I must admit I'm a bit jealous of that, haha. There's no way I would ever be able to be excited about politics here.

Expat Americans are celebrating in a bar in Yaletown and I'm sure a lot of Canadians who supported Obama from afar will be joining them! Obamamania definitely crossed the border. :)

Date: 2008-11-05 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
I hope that our motive for change will not just help us, but help and give hope to others as well.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] causticchick.livejournal.com
Dude, let's forget about me going for a run and JOIN THE PARTY!

What bar are they at? LOL!

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Date: 2008-11-05 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aimz4housecam.livejournal.com
i'm from Australia and we've had live telecasts from America all day. actually the whole presidential campaign was pretty big here. it was even bigger than our own election last november granted Australia doesn't have as many states or as much power worldwide.

if i was American i would have voted for Obama

Date: 2008-11-05 05:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friv0lity.livejournal.com
LOL, the american elections were bigger in canada than our election too. thats just so.. weird. I must admit I was way more excited with the american one!

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Date: 2008-11-05 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
I think coming off the hell that was Bush's presidency (and I still feel as an American that Gore was the real winner in 2000) this is what we needed.

This is what the world needed.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] causticchick.livejournal.com
Every single Canadian on my facebook homepage who was watching the election is thrilled for you guys. I know I already posted on your status over there, but I'm amazed and optimistic and enthralled and ecstatic and overjoyed and READY for the next four years to start. He really has a chance to restore America's repulation areound the globe, and that's just fantastic.

And I cried too.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
I am so inspired. I want to write him a letter once he comes into office to thank him.

(I did it for Clinton and I got this sweet letter back with a pic)

I want a pic of Obama in the Oval Office!

Date: 2008-11-05 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slipkid75.livejournal.com
I was crying too man.

This is awesome!

Date: 2008-11-05 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
I have no words. I will be able to tell my kids (hopefully) and tell others where I was when I learned the news.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teenwitch77.livejournal.com
In Australia everyone has been glued to the coverage all afternoon. Everyone is so happy with the results!!!

Date: 2008-11-05 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
YAY!!!

I have always been fascinated about how the international media presents us, especially politically. In 2004, I saw the news in Europe and I was embarrassed because I watched the media show how we thought Bush was wonderful...I was going -- HELL NO!

Date: 2008-11-05 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enots.livejournal.com
We all had tears in our eyes over his speech - and we're Australian!

Date: 2008-11-05 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
That was the speech of his life.

Date: 2008-11-05 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hughsbeautiful.livejournal.com
WOOT! I'm so excited!

Here in Denmark everyone is overjoyed for your choice of president!

Bye bye Bush years of crap and war!

Welcome Obama! Man of positive change!

Date: 2008-11-05 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
His speech was brilliant.

If you had told me a year or two ago that he would be president, I would have gone "No way!"

But I am just in awe still

Date: 2008-11-05 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anamin.livejournal.com
Fuck YESSS!

Date: 2008-11-05 11:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a4lem.livejournal.com
My parents were ecstatic! No other words can describe it...

My entire school is actually, surprisingly, well-informed over this election (more so than our own). So, we're all going to be extremely happy.

We're going to celebrate in politics class by re-playing what happened last night, as soon as he became the new president.

I'LL SAY IT AGAIN - CONGRATULATIONS. Change has come. Not just for the U.S., but for the world.

Date: 2008-11-05 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
It means a lot as an American. We are comparing him to Kennedy and Clinton.

I love the fact that he is honest and that he wants to work with us. Obama knows he cannot do this alone.

Date: 2008-11-05 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluebonnets.livejournal.com
My boyfriend and I did a victory dance complete with butt wiggle. I don't know what the reaction was as a whole here in Ontario; so far, i haven't really heard anyone mention anything about it. My bet is there were lots of butt wiggle dances in the privacy of our homes throughout the nation.

Date: 2008-11-05 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
It's still surreal to watch him come out to make his speech.

I start to cry all over again

Date: 2008-11-05 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moondustwolf.livejournal.com
I just posted a long-ass entry about this, but we went to a campaign party, and OMG. It was absolutely amazing. Incoherent screaming and then chanting, people jumping and crying and hugging. Gah, I'm still giddy. THANK YOU, AMERICA!

Date: 2008-11-05 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
We were dancing in the parking lot at play practice.

I want to go to DC for the inaugeration .

All of a sudden we can show the world, race doesn't matter.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alex-kingston.livejournal.com
I never thought I'd see it either.

It's been amazing over here because my friends are just into American Politics as I am and we had an OBAMA WON BOOZE PARTY! Indian food, beer, wine, choc pie and his acceptance speech. :D

I am so proud of every American. Thank you for voting! For helping my beliefs become something tangible!

Date: 2008-11-05 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
I need to have a OBAMA WON BOOZE PARTY (maybe that will be opening night) -- I am going to lunch with the folks tomorow which will be somewhat of a celebration

That menu sounds so good.

I never felt so proud to vote

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Date: 2008-11-05 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] frizzy-liz.livejournal.com
I was crying too.

Date: 2008-11-05 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
It was amazing to watch.

Wow

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Date: 2008-11-05 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lauriefied.livejournal.com
This is huge even in Sweden. And we're so happy! I start to cry everytime I think about it. I have no words! It just feels so right!

Date: 2008-11-06 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
I have been watching the speech over and over and I still get emotional

Date: 2008-11-06 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didifoolya28.livejournal.com
Wow. It is amazing to read how bit a deal this was all over the world. I feel like its more because it means real change is coming and the end of the bush regime then it being a historic election for us. I don't know I could be wrong. I was watching cnn and refreshing cnn.com every 30 seconds last night until 11 when he was declared the winner. I am beyond happy. its been a big smile all day

Date: 2008-11-06 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smurphy487.livejournal.com
It has impressed me how much this meant knowing how much the world hates Bush.

I am still smiling.

It's like America has been reborn
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