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Personal About Politics: Epic

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Bruce B., Nov 5, 2008

Thank you, Cheri, for this positive, uplifting article. I allowed myself a bit of joy last night, hitting the strongest when Ohio was announced for Obama. But for some reason, I find myself feeling cautious and still worried! I should allow myself to celebrate a little more. So I need your optimism!

Jim G., Nov 5, 2008

I'm still basking in the euphoria too, Cheri, while knowing that we have a tough battle ahead. It just feels so damn good to think that we're going to start heading in the right direction, with the leadership we need.

Wilma D., Nov 5, 2008

I did a little dance when my home state of Ohio went blue.

Cheri Cabot, Nov 5, 2008

B and Jim....I'll lend you my warm sweater when you feel the cold chill of doubt creeping in....

Boy...that had to have been one of the more exciting moments when Ohio went blue!

Cheri Cabot, Nov 5, 2008

Great to see you B!

Mari M., Nov 5, 2008

I'm still not happy about it,
don't worry I have 4 years to return the favor of complaining.
Wonder how much his campaign had to pay her off to get this kind of coverage
I don't trust the man, and I don't expect change except for the wrose

Good bye democracy
hello communism and socialism

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it

Rosita B., Nov 5, 2008

Cheri baby! (lol)! You said everything I have been wanting to say and then some! ALL people will benefit from the entrance of Obama as our president and I pray he'll be safe!

Don (Welcome president Barack H. Obama) S., Nov 5, 2008


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Don (Welcome president Barack H. Obama) S., Nov 5, 2008

I still am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo proud to be An AMERICAN again.

MJ *Wooohoooo!* W., Nov 5, 2008

We're changing the name of our state song from "Beautiful Ohio" to "Bluetiful Ohio"!

Mike Robinson, Nov 5, 2008

A very emotive piece of writing Cheri. I hope you have your happiness hangover for a long time to come.

Cheri Cabot, Nov 5, 2008

Thanks Don....that is awesome!

Cheri Cabot, Nov 5, 2008

Thanks Mike....I liked the champagne too!

Don (Welcome president Barack H. Obama) S., Nov 5, 2008

My county (Wood) went for Obama and it is usually in the pocket of any piece of excrement the gop throws out.

Mike Robinson, Nov 5, 2008

As it happens Cheri, I opened a bottle of champagne last night.

It was a suitable occasion for champagne. Or even gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Bag 'O Cash, Nov 5, 2008

'Twas a perfect night, well for the most part. I've never seen a victory speech celebration like what went on in Grant Park. Simply stunning!

The only damper on the night was that voters in CA saw fit to grant additional civil rights to farm animals while voting to take away rights from groups of their fellow citizens. What the hell is the matter with people?

When ever that thought gets me down I just think of Libby Dole's remarks about her opponent being "godless" followed by her being booted out of office. That has kept me smiling all day long!

Ruman Sukhoikamov , Nov 5, 2008

Since I don't drink I simply stayed home and did some drawing. I'm not much of the celebrating type.

Cheri Cabot, Nov 5, 2008

Well said, Bag. I too was happy about Libby Dole. She was barely in the state....never said much, just got by on her "good" name. She muddied that however with her sick ad. Not only is she booted out of office and earned the disdain of many, she is being sued for defamation of character. Good times.

♥¸.* Bridget Jean *.¸♥, Nov 5, 2008

I was surprised at the results!

Jan S., Nov 5, 2008

I pray that Obama will fulfill the hopes of all who supported him and will surprise the rest with wonderful new programs to restore the economy and bring peace and unity.

Robert (1-20-09 can't come fast enough!) S., Nov 5, 2008

Just 76 more days and the churlish fear mongers will leave office and the sun will shine on America again from the New England shores to the beaches of California. A special thank you to the former red states of Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina , Virginia, Florida, Iowa, New Mexico, Colorado, Neveda and maybe even Missouri (It is very close).

Let us stay in the Obama network and all work together for a better America where people bear the responsibility for themselves and where people care enough for their fellow man to take care for those who cannot physically or mentally bear responsibility for themselves. May the force be with us.

Marilyn M., Nov 5, 2008

Last night was the only time I ever cried after an election, and my tears were not tears of joy. Remember that almost half of America did not choose this president-elect. I pray that he is not able to do much damage.

Neil K., Nov 5, 2008

Now the Hard Work of beginning to repair the damage done by an
immoral, heartless, illegitimate, and usurping administration must start in earnest.

As Senator (and President Elect) Obama said, it will not be done in a year nor in 1 term.
It took 8 years of Srubdom to nearly destroy this Nation.
It will be extremely hard to put the pieces back in place.

Patience is key.

Neil K., Nov 6, 2008

Worst of all, we will have those who supported McSame and Shrub like Marilyn M.
with convenient memory loss that fail to admit just WHO nearly destroyed this economy, WHO illegally invaded Iraq and caused the deaths of Tens of Thousands standing on the side lines hurling verbal molotov cocktails and worse.

Those who can't bear to own up to the Truth of what has REALLY taken place these past 8 years.

May the Universe deliver unto them the swift memory reboot that is so sadly needed in their lives.

Sean Mac, Nov 6, 2008

Last night, the first thing I did after watching Obama's acceptance speech was shave and take a long shower. It was quite liberating, like washing away all the dirt and despair of the last eight years.

I have been so used to eating s&$t for the last eight years that I had forgotten what it feels like to be not only hopeful but actually optimistic that my tuition will not be money spent in vain. I will actually be able to pay it off and put it to good use.

We will see. There is a long way to go, but this is the first step and the first step is always the most difficult. We are on our way now regardless of the uphill battle.

Lawrence U., Nov 6, 2008

Behold the rise
Of the enduring power of hope...
Obama's new dawn

Kathleen ♥ L., Nov 6, 2008

Lovely imagery, Cheri!
Can we cast a 'wet blanket' on people like Marilyn? ;>P

Cheri Cabot, Nov 6, 2008

You know, people like Marilyn are only happy when they are miserable, hence she probably loved the Bush years.

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Cheri is a freelance writer, living in Southern California. She has two grown children, one in Iowa and one at Columbia University, and is the proud grandmother of two. Cheri is also a purveyor of fine coffee, warm chatter and dry wit.
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