Thursday, November 06, 2008

Where were you when you heard the news?


Nathan and I took the day off from work and school yesterday so that we could spend the whole day watching the election coverage. Being 16 hours ahead of the East coast of the United States the polls started to close around lunch time for us.

We have both been keeping up to date with all of the election news for the last year. I voted in the Primaries and in the actual election.

Politics is very important to me. I remember in 2nd grade voting in a class election for president. I voted for Bill Clinton. (Of course being in second grade I only voted for him because he had my cousins name).

So, where was I when I heard the news that Barack Obama won the election and will be our next president?. I was sitting right here on the sofa in my computer room watching live coverage streaming from MSNBC.com.

I am still in shock and disbelief that Obama won the election. I am so proud of my fellow Americans. We did it. We really did it!!! I wish I was there to celebrate with everyone.

So yes we know how to pick a good candidate for president however we still are slacking behind in the gay marriage. What is the deal California??? Why why why!! How can 61% of Californians vote for Obama and 52% vote to ban gay marriage.

I don't understand why my friends and family can't marry someone that they love and have already started a family with.

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A Free Man said...

At work. Broke down a bit at my desk.

I am angry about the anti-gay votes, though. There is a lot of work to be done!

SSG said...

yeah, a leap forward, a step back. Proves everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others...
hope it gets changed, ASAP, Obama said
"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America. "

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

I was at home... alone, unfortunately-- it would have been great to share a moment like that with really ANYONE.

Pure joy!

elsja said...

I was on the couch too :)

And funny you mention voting because of your cousin's name. My sister and bro-in-law were kinda pro mccain because they own a small business, yet my 8 year old nephew and 5 year old niece voted on the nickelodeon website for Obama. My niece's reason was "he has a cool name and he likes horses."

Melyssa said...

Dude where are you?

Elizabeth said...

Working at home in Hong Kong, in a flat between a big power station and a little beach. I lost it for about an hour.

Re. gay marriage, California's a polarized state, has strong conservative elements to it. Obama won because he united people who don't agree on many issues.

Just found your blog on ExpatWomen.com, I'm an American living in Parramatta - for awhile.