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November 5th, 2008


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10:07 am - A new dawn for our country
Listening to two speeches last night was the highlight of this presidential race: two men, one conceeding his hopes and dreams to the other, speaking only of unity and and the power of the American people.

While I may wish that the entire race was run just like that, I am thankful that it ended with the words each spoke. There will be no legal challenges, no decisions by the Supreme Court, and few (if any) recounts necessary or asked for.

I suspect we'll see more "not my president" stickers showing up on various bumpers, and the stage was set for Palin to run in 2012 (thereby, perhaps, signifying the end of the Mayan Long Count?), but what I heard last night was a move by both parties toward unity and cooperation.

I also heard the John McCain I wanted to vote for in 2000 for the first time since that election.

If you have not had a chance to hear these two great speeches, go listen to them: John McCain (text) | Barak Obama (text).

Particularly, watch McCain's reaction to the crowd when they boo Obama.

I mentioned last night in romandruid's journal that, "There's much hope left: some of us are voting with it, pure and radiant." Indeed, the dawn I watched yesterday presaged the new dawn in America: last of the dawns that came before, first of the dawns to come, and ever young.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: "Good Guys Win", -JB
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From:rhiannon76
Date:November 5th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
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the stage was set for Palin to run in 2012 (thereby, perhaps, signifying the end of the Mayan Long Count?)

Oh my gods, it all makes sense now!


I also heard the John McCain I wanted to vote for in 2000 for the first time since that election.

Yes. I'm not sure that I ever would have voted for him, but I strongly respected the McCain of 2000, and I was glad to see him emerge again in that speech.
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From:alvita_felis
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
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the stage was set for Palin to run in 2012 (thereby, perhaps, signifying the end of the Mayan Long Count?)

Oh my gods, it all makes sense now!

It truly does!
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From:alvita_felis
Date:November 5th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
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When speaking about mistakes, do you think McCain has Sarah Palin in mind? Because I can´t quite believe this obviously experienced and honest man would do that for any other reasons than cold calculus. That woman is an insult to (many) Republican voters, don´t you think.

Anyway, I liked this speech... be grateful for what you have, guys, when our prime minister lost the election last time, he accused the democratic party of doing the same Communists did in 1948. Which was a violent seize of power. It was quite frightening, paranoid and absurd.

Our president, on the other hand, campaigns against ecoactivism and the whole EU laughs at him. Today my tutor told me he could not do a school headmaster, because he could not stand the president´s portrait above his head.
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From:garan_du
Date:November 5th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
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I watched McCain's speech last night. Nice speech; however, please don't forget that it was his nasty campaign that stirred up the GOP base to the point where those wingnuts repeatedly booed Obama's win last night. He has absolutely no right to be either surprised or disappointed by their response.

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