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I know this isn't a political site and I am sure that my inclinations are not those of everyone, but Barak Obama's victory was so sensational last night and has such implications for the rest of the world that I just wanted to send my congratulations to our American friends and cousins for voting as they did. And to the man himself of course. Let's hope that a calmer and more peaceful world will follow.

Posted at 5th Nov 2008 - 09:19AM   Posted by Fennie   Congratulations Barak! Comments: 19

Cait's Avatar Well said Fennie. I have just blogged on this very subject.

Posted by: Cait on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:21AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Yes, I go with these sentiments for change, but it is going to be an uphill struggle, I fear.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:35AM

Pipany's Avatar Cait's blog is well worth a read as ever. Congratulations to Obama and please God let this change be for the better

Posted by: Pipany on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:40AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar Totally agree....a great result.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:43AM

Blossomcottage's Avatar A great result for all of us not just the USA well done to all who voted for him.

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:59AM

Westerwitch's Avatar I do feel that there is more hope now.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:15AM

Faith's Avatar Hear Hear Fennie!

Posted by: Faith on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:15AM

I hope this feeling of elation that is sweeping over America will last and spread. I'm not really au fait with Mr Obama's policies, but I am completely won over by his calm assured persona. I hope he maintains his ideals and positive outlook. What a piece of history we are all witnessing

Posted by: Pili Pala on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:17AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Pila Pala puts it perfectly so I will echo her.....
Much cheering in this little bit of Exmoor....

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:39AM

I still can't believe it. I remember how bleak and in despair I felt four years ago I was just sure it was going to happen again. I'm off to read Cait's blog. A very happy, tearful, tired, surprised but most of all, hopeful expat.

Posted by: Fairsailor on 5th Nov 2008 at 11:01AM

Elizabethm's Avatar Fantastic. I echo pilipala too. Let us hope for change although it is a long hard journey.
Great news!

Posted by: Elizabethm on 5th Nov 2008 at 11:03AM

KittyB's Avatar Brilliant news - as I just said on Cait's blog, this feels like such a momentous day for all of us, not just Americans. Bravo to them for voting him in!
The thing that worries me is after all the Sarah Palin hoo-ha, I've just realised I don't even remember who his running mate is? Who's VP? (you know me, bit dim and all that...)

Posted by: KittyB on 5th Nov 2008 at 02:09PM

Mountainear's Avatar Hurrah from me too. It will be a long hard journey - his 'to-do list' is daunting to say the least.

Running mate is Joe Biden.

Posted by: Mountainear on 5th Nov 2008 at 02:19PM

Frances's Avatar Hello from New York, where I am very tired, but quite elated with the election results. It really is great that the results were overwhelming, because that will give Mr. Obama more support as he begins to tackle the many problems that he will inherit.

I think that he is very smart and sensitive, and hope that he and his team will be able to keep us very motivated to work together (not just stand around and watch) to make our country a wonderful place in which to live, and a better neighbor to the rest of the world.

Very glad that he taught constitutional law, and that his administration will be around for the coming years, when it is likely that several Supreme Court Justices will be appointed.

(Rest assured that there will be lots of folks who won't be at all helpful to Mr. Obama ... knives already being sharpened.)


Posted by: Frances on 5th Nov 2008 at 04:35PM

You should feel the atmosphere here in Chicago. Everyone is walking around with big grins on their faces. I was watching Whoopi Goldberg this morning, and she said that she finally felt she could "put her suitcase down". Can you imagine being part of a group of people who were dragged here in chains and then made to feel so unwelcome? Very powerful words and I hope Obama can start the healing that comes from the dreadful history of slavery here.

Posted by: Expatmum on 5th Nov 2008 at 06:41PM

Withy Brook's Avatar What a wonderful comment, Expat. I am for him because he is so international as well as being half black, and I foresee a great furtue,

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:01PM

TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar Was up half the night watching it all. Was so glad Obama pulled Pennsylvania. Great result. A huge task ahead,but will be a new fresh start for America. Wonderful to see so many young people voting.
A historical day from African Americans. I think he is a very bright young man, I like the fact that he has lived outside America, and I pray for his safety.

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 6th Nov 2008 at 01:55AM

Camilla's Avatar Absolutely brilliant result, will be interesting to know if Obama and Brown will now put forward to move our soldiers out and to bring them home, I hope so.


Posted by: Camilla on 6th Nov 2008 at 01:59AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Well f the almost instantanious rise in Asian stock values is to be taken as an indication of faith in him from around the world then the future looks a little brighter at least.Mind you I wouldnt have his job or his families for all the tea in Boston Bay.

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 6th Nov 2008 at 08:01AM

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