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Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

World to America: Thank you





And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright – tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.

For that is the true genius of America – that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.


It's 6 am in London. I have stayed up all night, with two American voters, one of whom did her duty in Dade County Florida. I'll have more to say about this part of President Elect Obama's speech tomorrow.

5 comments:

Fab50Plus said...

America to the World: You're welcome!

Robo said...

History made, indeed. As one of my friend's friends said, "It's a historic moment. Yesterday's slaves saw their son become the president today." I have chills of inspiration :)

Geraldine said...

Amazing photo, the top one! Isn't it great!!! I wish I'd been there. Americans deserve to be proud of themselves! Puts the UK's paltry turn-out figures to shame.

phyllis said...

Electing Barrack Obama President was the best vote I've ever cast, and I'm grateful my fellow Americans finally saw the light and did the right thing. We've finally lived up to the words "Home of the brave."

Tiah said...

History in the making. Best. Election. Ever.