The Change we Seek

There is really nothing I can add to the flurry of excellent commentary which has erupted on the internet since last night. But I am so proud to stand with a 106-year-old black woman and say that I too voted for someone who, only a short century ago, would not have been allowed to participate in his governance, much less be the president. It is my hope and prayer that the long arc of history continues to bend towards justice.

[quote=President-elect Barack Obama]This victory alone is not the change we seek; it is only the chance for us to make that change.


That's the true genius of America, that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.[/quote]

And I think I can watch this video over and over again! What a joy to know that we will be privileged to listen to the intelligence and eloquence of this man for at least four years.

New York Times Obama Victory Speech, video and transcript.


Elizabeth :

I have no eloquence, just overwhelming pride and excitement and amazement. Yes we can!

Wed, 11/05/2008 - 11:30

Tisha :

Have you read the reports of Americans abroad who are being hugged, kissed, congratulated and given free cab rides by strangers all over the world? It's still hard for me to believe that we actually elected this man!

Mon, 11/10/2008 - 11:54

mariagwyn :

No. No reading for me. Other than what I do as procrastination (which I think is true for you too). But my friend conveniently compiled a few quotes which indicate some of the world's delight:

You might like the little comment will raise your hackles.

Mon, 11/10/2008 - 14:32

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