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President Elect Barack Hussien Obama

Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty. America is free at last. I take this oppurtunity to say to all of my good blue eyed brothers and sisters that saw fit to supportOur new President without regard to his race (or Name) Joy Sgt Mike, Mad doc< jinx ack, John, Maggie We can share the pride of the world for our country. Free at last.

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I gladly agree. Seems now, color is no longer an issue. I can even sense it in the workplace. I was asked to coach the Middle School golf team last
year. I'm at a private school with the people with the big dollars. I don't think this would have happened 5 or 10 years a go. Coming from an afican-american, If i had thought Hillary were more qualified than He, then She would have gotten My vote. I just think that the time is right for America
to choose the right Person. As I said before the voices have been heard across this great Nation.
"Welcome home My "Brother"

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Forgot to add this comment. When Jesse Jackson ran, I didn't support Him. He is a great individual, but just
not ready for the presidency (my opinion of course)
I felt the same way about Rev. Sharpton. This time though My "gut" feeling never left Me, and I felt the timing is perfect for change. Especially when I started seeing bumper stickers, and yard signs coming
from so many People of different ethnic backgrounds. America can be proud of what has taken place.
This just continues to be a great Nation.

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FG70, I didn't support Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton for two reasons - like you, I didn't think that had what it took to be the presidents that we needed. Goodness knows, Bush has proven what a disaster an unprepared man can be in that office.

But even if I had thought that they were qualified, I didn't think that they could win - and they could not have. I am a pragmatist, I would not waste my vote or support on somebody who couldn't win just to make a statement.

I didn't support Obabma at first - I was going with Hilliary. Partially because I kind of bought into Obama's lack of experience and partially because I knew that Hilliary could win and I still had real doubts about Obama being able to.

But watching him over time, it became clear that he could inspire people - and he offered a message that was aimed at actually achieving something, and not just defeating the evil scuzz that we have had to tolerate for the last 8 year. So I did not choose to support him just because he is African-American. That is just a huge bonus that we get with that very excellent mind.

Anyway, I ended up working on his campaign here in our county - pretty much the whole family did. My wife and grandson made phone calls, my son and I entered data into the database, etc. And yesterday, my wife and son served as poll watchers at our local precinct. Needless to say, we were more than a little pleased with the election results.

So now we get a chance at this new adventure and great experiment. I am glad that I get to see it.

And hey, Grant, some of us pink and tans have hazel eyes, bro.

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FG70 I never figured Jackson and especially Sharpin as leaders of the Afro American community. Jackson blew it with family values, he has none and as a New Yorker Sharpin is as BIG a racist as you can find...all he wants is his face in the paper....and with his tax problems if found guilty lets hope he spends some quality time behind bars.

Now the Afro American [ multiracial] people have a leader as we all do.

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Amen Brother! My exact point, just didn't put it out that way. Again I agree. Finally a leader.

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By living in the Chicago area, I had the oppurtunity to observe Senator (President elect) Obama from the very beginning of his political advance, After he won a seat on the Illinois state Senate. e beame the love of Illinois. Do not think of compareing egotistic, money hungry,two faced Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson JR. and Al Sharpton to Barack Hussein Obama. Or as Draino calls him the chosen one. The one chosen by the people of the United States

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I have always been so very proud to be an American!.....until a few years ago, when I asked my husband "Do you know what this president (Bush) has done for me"? "He has robbed me of that pride I've always had in my country". And that hurt. I actually cried for our country, and for what this one man had done to me. And I was angry, and have been for a very long time now.

I'm happy to tell you that Tuesday night brought a lot of that pride back! It will probably take a while to heal the hurt. Thanks to this man named Barack Hussein Obama who instills in me HOPE for a better America! Names and color mean squat to me! Like so many of you, I have watched this man, and seen greatness.

As I watched his acceptance speech, cameras panning faces in the crowd, the pride in the faces of those people, I again cried, but this time they were tears of joy.