Saturday, November 15, 2008

So glad that it's over...

Just tuned in to Hopes Blog after a long absence.
I must admit that there are as many opinions regarding the
recent election as there are people that you ask.
I for one, am glad that it is over.
The nonstop campaign phone calls.
The incessant tv commercials.
Here in Minnesota, the results for Senator
are still unclear. And the mud slinging spared noone.
Steer clear unless youwant to be splattered.
Like I said, I am just glad that it is over.

Hopefully, we can move forward as one and have positive
results for our country.

Hope says she becomes nostalgic for Fall in the Midwest.
Well, our Fall is becoming chilly. We have had some sleet in MN
and a dusting of shortlived snow.
However, the cool nights and sunny, but cool days are so refreshing.
I like to layer my clothes during this time of year. It can start out chilly in the
morning and be no-coat weather by 3pm.
Everything is crisp and the smells do seem to come alive (in a good way!)
It is a nice change of season for us. I rely on change of clock is
just set that way.

Looking forward to a peaceful and united future. Cool, crips temps,too.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes we did!!!!!!!!!!!! The moment, 11:02 (EST) when Barack Obama's presidency was announced.  He is the first African American to be elected President of the United States.  The thrill and emotion, unexplainable.  He is the 44th President and I don't think my children will ever forget watching him on television, when he stood in the band shell, at Grant Park in Chicago and told the world that what some people thought an insurmountable challenge happened, the USA elected an African American. There were so many faces: Black, white, Asian, Latino, young, old, celebs (Oprah and Jessie Jackson) in the crowd.  The moment defined his candidacy.  With composure that he endured for 22 months, he spoke to the people, and 'thanked' them for their support.  He spoke of the challenges ahead, and asked for their continued help in 'uniting' the country and helping to make it strong, again.  It makes me truly proud, again, to be an American.
Obama Victory Sparks Cheers Around the World
Across the globe, in concert halls and ballrooms, in plazas and beach parties and busy streets, the citizens of the world hailed the election of Barack Obama as a stroke for racial equality and voiced hopes his presidency would herald a more balanced, less confrontational America.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hope's Dailure:

I went to one of the Obama campaign offices, in the Design District, with my friend, Carol, and we made tons of phone calls to voters. What a thrill it was to hear, "I've already voted for Obama, early" or "I'm going to be at the polls at 7:30 on election day and yes I'm voting for Obama."  There's such passion.  I heard, from one of the 'Team Members for Obama', who came from Massachussetts that there are eight Danish students here, came all the way from Denmark, even though they can't vote, to work for Obama.  They call them the Danes for Change.  I love it!  Please if there ever was a god I'm hoping he/she can hear me now, please let Obama win!