Tuesday, November 04, 2008


"In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."
---Barack Obama

Labels: politics


Blogger Julie Sadler said...

It's 10:30, and I just voted and was quite amazed to see the percentage of our elderly that get to the polls here in upstate NY. I don't want to assume their political affiliation, however. Where were all the young people? I just hope they are all at work and are voting later.

holding my breath....

11/04/2008 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger George said...

Ditto in the NYC East Village, no lines to speak of.
The volenteers said voting was brisk but there is NO WAIT -- Get out and do it

I voted

11/04/2008 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Voting was very easy in Soho, although, my street seemed to be the easiest machine...other street had about a 30 minute wait.

11/04/2008 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Also, note this about young voter.

11/04/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Brandon Juhasz said...

we had 40 minute waits early in Cleveland.

Side note, I saw Obama here on Saturday, it was unreal, 100,000 people in the middle of the city, really inspiring.

11/04/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger George said...

This is wayy cool

NY Times Election Wordtrain

Running cloud on the one word which best describes how people feel. You can pick once an hour.

Captcha = cusime

11/04/2008 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Dodson said...

No lines in Boston at 2pm- G'Obama!

11/04/2008 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Observing Racism said...

Lines in chicago not to bad, but moving at a normal pace. Could be worse, it could be Virginia.

11/04/2008 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats. In tokyo we have just received the news. Obama won! Good Job!

11/04/2008 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not American, but I lived in New York for 7 years, 10 years ago. And I never could have believed then that a black man could be voted as President. I think its not only a great day for the U.S. but also for the world. America still is the leader in democracy and still is the light in a dark world. Heres to a brave new world.

11/04/2008 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger George said...

Yes we can.

11/05/2008 02:52:00 AM  
Blogger Stefano Pasquini said...

I was up until 6 in the morning to hear the speech. I bet you're still partying now....
When I saw Jesse Jackson cry I couldn't help it and followed suit.

11/05/2008 07:56:00 AM  
Blogger Mark Staff Brandl said...

Stefano --- me too!
I can finally say that and mean it!
I haven't been so happy about a political event since my childhood. I stayed up all night here the night of the election in Switzerland (I live here but vote in Illinois) listening to Air America (commentator Ron Reagan!) and checking many sites. Like Jesse Jackson I'm crying with joy and can hardly write, so I've posted Arianna's great piece.
It is indeed time for a new Anerican breakthrough.
God bless and protect President-elect Obama.

11/13/2008 07:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mark Staff Brandl said...

That is, I posted Arianna's piece on my blogsite, Sharkforum, but you can get it directly from the Huffington Post too.

11/13/2008 07:10:00 AM  

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