My heartbeat went from zero to 60 in a matter of seconds when I saw the words:
CNN projects: BARACK OBAMA IS PRESIDENT!
What?! No? Yes! Oh my GOD! We did it!
Wait... flip to FoxNews to make sure...
OK! Great, FoxNews projects him as the winner too!
So many parts of me wanted to run laps around the world until I passed out, but after belting out a few good yells all I could do was stand there in awe.
Dude, this is really happening.
Even though it was a semi-warm autumn evening, I had chills man, chills.
Not only do we have a Black president, but he is the right president. He is the face of change. He is the voice of reason. He is an ambassador for Black, White, Asian, Hispanic, disabled, non-disabled...you heard the speech! We are the United States of America! I never fully understood the meaning of "united" until today.
What a proud moment.
What an historic feat.
From fantasy to reality. From the Cosby's to the Obama's. Our dreams have unfolded right before our eyes. Contrary to popular belief, Barack Obama is not a messiah. He will not cure the hate and bigotry in this world. However, Obama's presidential victory puts a spotlight on the thought that: Anything is possible.
Here are a couple Obama nuggets I found today:
- 68% of newly registered voters voted OBAMA! And 93% of registered voters in Washington D.C. voted OBAMA! In Diddy's words -- take that, take that! :)
- Even Sherri Shepherd from ABC's The View got emotional over Obama's win.
- I'm a sentimental person. Dates, pictures, momentos -- I love them. Am I the only one who has been collecting every newspaper with Obama on the front page? Check out these frontpages from around the globe.