Monumental Night

November 5, 2008

Last night was monumental.
No doubt.
The United States of America elected Barack Obama as their next president.
Regardless of who you or I voted for.
It will be a night that will be remembered.

Katie and I worked on our house for a couple hours tonight and then ran home about 9pm to watch the results.

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Some other events that I will never forget.
Challenger explosion.
OJ Simpson jury decision announced.
Mark McGwire’s 62nd homerun.
September 11, 2001.

Where were you at tonight when this was announced?

4 responses to Monumental Night

  1. Couldn’t hang stayin up all night…that was 3am my time, but I was up at 6 to catch lots of talk. I put my thoughts here http://www.whatsthislifefor.org/2008/11/05/my-election-night/. Today is an amazing day!

  2. Yes, last night was a historical night. It is great that this country can elect someone of color. It just troubles me we voted for him a man who doesn’t stand for the principals of what this nation stood for and has such a socialistic view of people and the economy. So I am glad we could break through the color barrier, I am saddened people just wanted to vote for a black man not the right black man. So it probably won’t be more than a normal memory of an election night. I do pray that God can lead him and lead the decisions of Obama to benefit this nation. That he leads not to be popular but to be correct.

  3. So I fell asleep before McCain’s concession speech. But then I woke up to a roar of the million+ in chicago on tv. I was able to watch Obama’s entire speech, on the loveseat in my living room. Best presidential speech I’ve heard in over 8 years. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m not going to get into it here, but suffice it to say that I’ve never been for talking badly about a president. I supported Clinton. I supported Bush. I will support Barrack Obama. Anyone who talks badly about him around me WILL get an earful. ๐Ÿ™‚ He’ll soon be our president. He’ll be leading our country. We must support him and pray for him.

  4. I will respect and look at him as our leader cause he is. I am proud that we as a country can look beyond color to elect someone, but i feel as if the country eledcted him because he was black. We need the right person, not an ethnic person. We need the right leader regardless of gender or race. We need someone who knows how to lead and will lead us the way we need like a parent would lead and teach their child. I don’t think we have found that. But i believe in the democratic process and i believe in this country, he will be the one we need or he won’t be re-elected.