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January 20th, 2009 at 01:31 pm

This post is not about finances but the ignaugration...sorry
As a child I use to hear my mom talk about JFK an tear up then she would talk about how she would never vote for a black man unless it was Martin Luther Ling and he was dead. I was raised liberal but as I furthered my education became more conservative (my dad is a republican) In the primary's I didn't vote for Obama, but then I saw Michelle on CNN and thought hmmm and from that point on I was an Obama supporter; however, I must say what solified it for me was Sarah Palin, I wished McCain had chosen some one else but in the end Obama is it
When I watch the inauguration as an African American who never thought I would see this day is brought to tears, words simply can not explain what I am feeling. I kind of understand now when I watch old clips from the 60s and people are in tears to simply see JFK
I may not agree with him 100% but I do believe he will be a great president
May God Bless him with the guidance to lead this wonderful nation

6 Responses to “Now I see”

  1. koppur Says:

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to watch the inauguration, but I listened to it on the radio in the car. Obamas speech filled me with so much pride. For the first time in years I was glad to be an American. He gave me some hope for the future.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I was overcome again, as I was on Election Night. He's such a great speaker and he's good at balancing the practical stuff with the poetry, so you don't just get dry facts about what needs doing or just empty platitudes.

    He said a lot of stuff that spoke to my burgeoning frugal, environmental and philanthropic ideals. I liked when he said it isn't about whether the government is too small or too big, but whether or not it works. I truly believe he's gonna try and make it work for as many people as possible!

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    wait- was your mom an African American who said she would never vote black?? Anyways- I too was in awe during the inauguration today. I did vote for Obama but dont think I have a sliver of understanding of what today feels like for the African Americans in the world. I think people were watching Washington from all over the world today and he represents hope to a lot more than the American public.

  4. Maismom Says:

    My husband was so excited, and was up watching TV since 3:30 in the morning!! (We're in California....)

    He told me when he was 3rd grade, JFK was assassinated, then, MLK. He joined the service and didn't come back to the U.S. for 20 plus years, then Bush era started. He said he had no hope for the U.S. until Obama was elected as the President.

    I think the U.S. is a great country and will do just fine, but the state of country in last few years was not so pleasant for sure. I supported Obama because I thought he will do a better job than McCain. (And don't get me started about Palin...)

  5. veronak Says:

    Yes gamecock, my mom said that...sad I know. But you have to remember she grew up in a time when African Americans were considered not equal but I am proud to say she did cast her vote for him.Ceejay I also loved it when he said "...isn't about whether the government is too small or too big, but whether or not it works."

  6. MarianneJ Says:

    Although I did not vote for Obama, I thought yesterday's inauguration was wonderful. I was so proud that our country saw beyond skin color to elect a black president. We are way behind most other first-world nations in electing a person of color to head the country so now we are finally catching up and it is wonderful! Smile
    When my DD told me this past weekend that they would be watching the inauguration on TV in school I told her, "I really want you to pay attention. You are watching real history being made. This is something you will be telling your children and grand-children about. It is a wonderful day for the United States."

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