Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One Week Ago: America Enters A New Era With Election Of Barack Obama



Let's go back to one week ago today. The news media were cautious in not announcing the end of the election too early. Suddenly, at 11:00 PM, the news broke of Barack Obama's victory and America entered a new era: the election of our first African-American president; the end of the Bush era, which would have continued had McCain been elected; and a new sense of hope in terms of America's domestic priorities and its place in the world.

The CNN broadcast above captured this thrilling turning point in American history, epitomized by the exhilarated crowd in Grant Park in Chicago and the headline "Barack Obama Elected President."

Despite the fact that a week has passed, I'm still excited and amazed. How about you?

2 comments:

fleud said...

I'm cautiously optimistic rather than excited. Pres.-elect Obama has already said that he'll use executive orders to make right some of the wrongs that Bush has done. I'm happy about that.

BTW, media is plural.

Jeff Tone said...

Fleud, I'm optimistic that Obama will quickly reverse by executive order some of Bush's damaging moves. I don't feel cautious; I'm confident that he will do so.

Thanks for the grammatical reminder. I made the correction.