Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama Wins

Barack Obama's election win is a huge milestone in the history of the United States, regardless of his performance as president. I only hope that he will use the power he will be given and the hope that he has inspired to lead my country through the daunting challenges that it now faces. The pride that many feel in his success will be matched by the disappointment they will harbor if he fails to live up to his promises.

Back in Ashikaga, today the kids had an all-day chorus contest at the civic center on the north side of town, so I had to wait forever to see some election news.

First up is John McCain's concession speech.

Next we have Barack Obama's acceptance speech given in Chicago's Grant Park. I notice a glaring lack of Springfield shout-outs in this one. I hope he hasn't forgotten about us already... hehe.

And just in case you need to be reminded of the challenges we face, I present a loosely related clip from 2007. Enjoy.

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