10 November 2008

Congratulations President-Elect Obama

Regardless of your political affiliation, it is hard to deny the history made with the election of Mr. Barack Obama. Despite his relative youth and inexperience, his overwhelming victory at the polls spoke of our country's need for something new. While I don't agree with a lot of his politics, he is still my president, and as stated so eloquently by my friend Nicole on her blog, there's no way I am moving to Canada! I must admit it is encouraging to see so many of my fellow citizens happy and hopeful again, even if that hope might be short-lived.

After 2 years of endless campaigning, I think we can all agree that Mr. Obama deserves a nice respite before assuming the office of President. Only 71 days until the inauguration, and unfortunately, there's not going to be much rest for the weary.

The above photo was taken by my wife at Obama's first political rally in Austin, Texas, held on February 23, 2007. She went with a few friends (all who are proud conservatives) who went to the rally mainly because they were just curious about who this person was, and they all had to admit afterwards that the man had charisma in spades and was going to be a strong contender for the Democratic nomination. Now, almost two years later, I tell Vanessa that this is probably the closest any of us will ever get to the POTUS!

Below are a few links to some cool articles/photos/references regarding the new president.

Behind the scenes on election night (photoset from flickr.com)

The next President of the United States (photos from The Big Picture)

Newspaper Frontpages from around the World, Nov. 5, 2008

One of these ones is not like the others...

Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know