one of the most beautiful towns on the French Riviera
Yes Jilly, we both say "thank you America" probably because in the deep of of our heart we would live in such a democracy.
Interestingly enough I, too, found that the most poignant image of the night.And it is not so much that I would want to live in such a democracy, just that I thank them for having courage.
It is over over here. President Obama is the man of the hour. I hope and pray he is able to take over the reigns of our government and does not fall victim to this insanity in politics that has been sponsored by the GOP and people like those who proudly proclaimed, "this message was approved by John McCain." I think the world can get back on track again. But it really isn't over until he sits down in the White House and George W. Bush closes his door in Crawford, Texas.
I saw an interview with Jackson....and he's one of the many who have gone before who made tonight possible. Great stuff.
I'm celebrating here in York too - a truly historic day!
I hadn't seen that image of Jesse Jackson before. I remember seeing him lead a march through downtown Sacramento. I voted for him in a primary once upon a time. He is lucky to be among the few old lions of the civil rights enlightenment who can see the fruits of all the peaceful perseverance in the face of lynchings, assassinations, and imprisonments that made today possible. I'm grateful to see him see it.
CHAMPAGNE, ce matin que du bonheur...
And, THANK YOU for your joy in the event!
A truly historic time here in America :)
Thank you for your post. Last night I watched and listened to many of the older veterans of the civil rights movement and was proud of my country for the first time in a very long time.We all now have some hope for a better future here and with the rest of the world.
A very moving day, isn't it?Yes, thank you America.
On your two blogs you have very nice pictures of our new presidential couple.Mr Obama speech was beautiful and the tears on Reverend Jackson cheeks say it all!!
It's an important day in history for the whole world. I hope Obama plays an important role in setting the world economy right.
Give Beau a big hug for me.Personally, I'm glad that Obama had nothing to do with Jesse Jackson or some of those others during this campaign. I think Obama ran it as a man - a good, decent, hard-working and honest man - and that is why he won. Change is what we need, but we need to find it with someone who is ethical, which we did.
Cool pics! I thought that was very touching to see Jesse Jackson moved in such an authentic way. It was an electrifying night. I was buzzing from the collective vibe that rushed across the country at 10pmEST last night.
Hi Jill,It's an amazing day!We are all rejoicing in Miami!Take care.Sandrine
World - and certainly La Republique Francaise - you are welcome! Stop by St. Louis Daily Photo and do the HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY dance with us. Hooray for the Light Side of the Force!
Hi Jilly, what a morning for you! I'm glad that the results came early and for Obama. Now, I'm sure you are now anxious to know what kind of dog the Obamas will pick!
I've had a lump in my throat and a quivering bottom lip several times today while watching history in the making. Great post!
J'ai le même sujet que toi aujourd'hui, Jilly. J'ai vu les larmes de Jesse Jackson en direct comme je me trouve pour le moment dans le Connecticut.
Hope Obama will not let all the American down..and the other part of the world too.
So it wasn't just me then. When they cut to Jesse Jackson's solitary tears in a sea of screams you could feel his turmoil of emotions. A picture really does often express what words fail us. Excellent post, this will be my abiding image.
Moving tribute to this historic event!
A great day to be an American!
may the long nightmare of the past 8 years be over soon. Too many have suffered and died. The world stands ready for change and justice to those who suffered within these years.
Tuesday night will go down as one of the happiest moments in my life, along with my wedding day, college graduation day and first visit to France (any time spent in France).We finally did it.MimiFrench Kitchen in America
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