Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Did

Do you hear that? That's the collective exhale of millions of Americans. I know not everyone supported Obama, but as he said last night, that's ok, he's still going to support YOU.

I truly believe he will make a difference. Of course it won't happen overnight, but the fact that he won when no one thought he could (at least not this soon) shows what he can accomplish when he puts his mind to it. My friend Spy said it better than I can in her post Success, the President-Elect Obama Way. (Do you think spellchecks will update to include Obama now? Just a thought.)

Here in Zihua, the election made page 5:





Mexican media covered the election but was more focused on the death of Mexican Interior Minister Juan Camilo Mourino in a plane crash last night. He was among eight people who died when their plane crashed onto a street in a wealthy Mexico City neighborhood. At least 40 people on the ground were injured and several cars were engulfed in flames. Mourino was a close friend and adviser to President Calderon, as well a leader in the fight against the violence that has overtaken Mexico.

This morning in the market I asked my regular vendors if they heard we have a new president, and they had. That made me as happy as the election itself. Hopefully the world will once again view the United States as a great nation.

PS – My mom reports that the proposition passed!

24 comments:

Robin said...

(He Robin) All I can say is that I hope and pray that you're right. And...even though I'm not from Missouri, I'll believe it when I see it.

spyscribbler said...

You know, I'm just realizing: you don't show up in my reader until HOURS after you post. You're still not there, but since you mentioned that you wrote a blog post on my blog, I came over.

LOL, not that it matters, it's just I'm always wondering why everyone else got here first!

Page 5? FIVE? Well, it is a full-page spread. I am so proud of America. There I go again, all choked up.

I believe he will not make change as quickly and as drastically as we hope for (I fear it's impossible), but I DO believe he will make real changes in this country that will effect the world.

I am so happy I got to vote.

WendyCinNYC said...

Woo hoo!

Turkey Lurkey said...

A joyous experience. I don't believe the economy will turn around in an instant... that is something we need to work towards, but I am a believer in his stance on just about everything else. Yay!

Penguin said...

Well, when the Dems have full power they sure get things passed fast(remember when Bill had full control?). They now have full control the chance is there that good things could get accomplished. I hope so, personally I didn't vote for the guy(but I didn't vote McCain either). So let us see what changes he will make. I am looking forward to it.

Robin said...

(she Robin) I'm really happy about it. Actually, now I have to go food shopping, so I'm thinking about what sort of cereal I should buy now that the boys decided they don't like Special K, and the glamor has worn off for me already.

Rachel Burton said...

The Obama spell-check thing has been driving me nuts! (I need to remember to click "add to dictionary") It was a great night, and I'm looking forward to seeing his effect on our country!

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, me too. Anyone who expects change immediately needs to come up for air. This will be a long struggle but I do believe he can do it.

Melanie Avila said...

Spy, that's weird about the reader. For future reference, I try to post mid-morning.

I hope my vote counted.

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, I know!

Melanie Avila said...

Turkey, I'm not too keen on his health care plan, but I like it better than McCain's. Besides, no one can be happy with every issue, it's the greater good I'm looking for.

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, I know chances are slim that we'll get all four of the close senate races, but I can still dream. Either way, policies will change and I am excited!

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, I find it hard to believe your glamor has worn off. I DO believe that your boys don't like Special K. Have you tried the vanilla almond one? (I think that's a flavor)

Melanie Avila said...

Rachel, I'm so jealous you were there. :)

Robin said...

The vanilla almond one is awesome! They were eating every flavor until suddenly, at the beginning of the first of 6 assorted boxes, they decided they were sick of it. Grrr....

I'm joking about the glamor. But it did seem like I was deliriously happy this morning, and then fell into step at work, and it became just another day. I think deep down I was hoping for a special transformation. You're right. It will take awhile. Until then it will be "just another day".

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, we don't actually GET Vanilla Almond here, just the plain old Special K. Sometimes they have the berries one. Mmm.

I still feel euphoric. We have to hang onto this feeling until Jan 23rd, at least.

Robin said...

I'll try, but I get dragged into routine so easily....

I am still working on my novel, though. At RoBo pace. Slow. Liesurely. Occasionally filled with pop tarts.

Melanie Avila said...

I'm glad you're still working on it. Any progress is still progress.

I haven't had a pop tart in ages!

Robin said...

They sell organic ones in cool flavors in the organic aisle of our supermarket. I like "wildberry acai". Unfortunately, I can easily scarf down 4 in a sitting and then feel like a hamburger to wash them down.

Melanie Avila said...

I have that problem with Nutella. :)

Robin said...

Definitely! Same exact feeling.

colbymarshall said...

HOOORAY!

Kristine said...

I must say the most exciting thing about Tuesday was that because I voted I could get a free cup of Joe from Starbucks, free scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, a free star doughnut from Krispy Kreme, and a free mini silver bullet vibrator from Babeland. Woot woot, what an exciting day!

Melanie Avila said...

Kris, I saw that. ;)