Monday, November 3, 2008

Watching History Before It Happens.....

History has been made in the United States of AmericaBarack Obama has been elected the President of The United States.
I am sitting in front of the television watching thousands of people in Chicago, Illinois celebrating the election of this nation's first person of color to hold the high office of President Elect. Regardless of your politics, regardless of mine, you have to respect the way in which this man has already managed to unify this country in this moment.

I am always stirred at such moments. New beginnings. New hope.
New possibilities.

Republican John McCain delivered a moving and gracious concession speech and pledged to support his President. I greatly respect him and his service to our country. I hope this country - Republican and Democrat - will remember to uphold these men in prayer and never forget what a privilege it is to be an American.



"The power of words still matter."
Indeed they do.






This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting live from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.






21 comments:

Travis said...

I am overcome, more than I ever expected to be. I am inspired.

Mimi Lenox said...

Watching this was truly inspiring. What a historical night.

ciara said...

i cried the minute they announced he was the next president of the united states...i didn't know if i would ever see such a historical occasion in this lifetime. i'm glad i did. i'm glad my kids did.

Gattina said...

I was happy for the around 40000 Americans living in Belgium who apparently all voted for Obama. I saw the election party which took place in a big Hotel in Brussels, on TV !

Jeni said...

Inspiring, awesome, just such a wonderful feeling to know that my one little vote helped bring this man to this place as President Elect! I've said before, will say it again, that I have always admired Sen. McCain, just didn't agree with his ideas but watching his concession speech, made me see once again why I had admired him. Hearing Obama's victory speech though, made me remember exactly what it was about him that made me want to see him elected and it came to pass that way. Both men, both speeches, showed so much hope, positives yet to come. And yes, even peace.

WillThink4Wine said...

And... it is the Eve of another day in history!

mark's tails said...

Mimi, I do believe that the people who follow your blog are some of the most intelligent, non-biased, and non-partisan people on the internet. Sometimes it feels as though our country has been so divided it is nice to see so many people who believed in change but also believe in co-operation. I too will keep that spirit alive in my prayers.

Ferd said...

Now it's time for YOUR landslide victory!

Have a wonderful next few days, Mimi!

Lisa said...

After fighting to get my teenage son to bed, I actually went and got him back up to hear President-elect Obama speak. lol

Thank you for your beautiful blog. I enjoyed you on the radio show last evening.

Charles Gramlich said...

He gave a very fine speech.

Crushed said...

The best thing to have happened in world politics for a long, long time.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Things have come a long way in this country. Let's hope peace is not far off.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Quite a moment!

Carver said...

Yes we did! I am so happy. I know everyone can't be happy with how an election turns out but I am thrilled. I also thought McCain's concession speech was great and I am personally ecstatic that Obama will be our next President.

Lee said...

Great post, Your Highness. You articulated what I've been thinking all day. It is a great event and I'm glad I stayed up past my bedtime to experience it.

Patti said...

It's wonderful that in our country we can have a smooth transition of power.
I unfortunately missed the real-time coverage while I was working, waiting for local election results to be tabulated.
I hope to see some of it tonight.

Ralph said...

There is the awe we see in our system when the peaceful transition from one president to another in the USA. This is the case due to our Constitution. Our rights: to live in a free land and vote our conscience. This is a great country, and Obama will be my president, too.

Jamie said...

Somehow it is so appropriate that this should happen in the same week as Dona Nobis Pacem. Just a fervant wish, we've done our part: Grant Us Peace.

Lucy said...

Wasn't it so absolutely moving?
If this miracle can happen Mimi, why can't Peace be next?
good luck tomorrow! :)

Akelamalu said...

I watched the result on the news here in England and just wanted to say WEll DONE AMERICA!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

It is such a beautiful and hopeful time! My heart is overflowing!
oxo

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