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Election results

2008-11-05 04:24:21.39915+00 by Dan Lyke 11 comments

As I write this, McCain is giving his concession speech. Barack Obama is the new President-elect of the United States.

Now hoping for "No" on California Prop 4 and 8.

Addendum: Still hoping beyond hope on 8. Wanting to rip into Obama for various things, but my @DEITIES, that guy can talk. As much as certain policy stances scare the hell out of me, I think the country needs a JFK or a Reagan, and Obama can speak. I'd forgotten what it meant to sound Presidential, after 8 years of a mumbling idiot, we've got an orator.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 12:18:45.493886+00 by: meuon

He does make you want to believe, and now he IS (or at least will be soon), our President. He deserves the benefit of the doubt for a while, and our support. I feel one of the primary roles of President is to communicate, and he can communicate like few have. We need that talent, and that image of a strong intelligent leader if this country is to pull together and through the next few years.

There is a lot of power in belief, in hope. As I watched his speech last night, he made me proud that such a man will be President, and to be an American. I have hope, I want to believe. That is the power of an orator.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 14:06:25.101279+00 by: markd

I'm giddy with delight over a president that can pronounce "nuclear" correctly.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 14:35:25.069686+00 by: Dan Lyke

Crap. San Francisco's Prop K looks like it failed, but Sonoma did get Measure Q (passenger rail from Larkspur to Cloverdail), and Petaluma's Measure K, the "drive Petaluma in to bankruptcy" initiative, got shot down.

Courtesy of Eric Wagoner, this should be county-specific returns for Prop 8, but it's still loading. Bill Humphries passed along this argument that Prop 8 will be declared unconstitutional. We can hope.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 14:43:36.012622+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, and now we can start asking the questions: Marty Klein has a list of things he'd like Obama to do, I think he's reaching further than is possible.

I'd just like some answers on things like Obama's support of FISA, "Fair Trade", "Card Check", and this "Civilian Security Force" WTF.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 15:39:01.137556+00 by: Dan Lyke

When Obama wins

#Comment Re: change made: 2008-11-05 16:18:52.858776+00 by: ghasty

I must say I voted for Obama for the sake of some change (hopefully good) and he does make you feel comfortable. As a die-hard libertarian I did vote for the party on all elections...but as someone who remmebers the Republican Bob Barr...i just could not vote for him as a "libertarian"...didn't believe it. I don't expect miracles in the next 4 years...but nice to hear someone speak pretty.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 16:43:58.472893+00 by: Dan Lyke

The MeFi thread on the success of Prop 8 and the failure of civil rights clearly demonstrates the willingness of people to project their own hopes on to candidates.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 21:49:54.500222+00 by: Larry Burton

>> I'd just like some answers on things like Obama's support of FISA, "Fair Trade", "Card Check", and this "Civilian Security Force" WTF.

Think Peace Corps. He's talking about a corps of civilians going around spreading goodwill in order to make people like us and increase our security.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 22:17:32.202037+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Kinda like the Hitler Youth?

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-05 23:14:43.610885+00 by: meuon [edit history]

No, that's the "Young Republicans" and many Missionary Organizations.

I just hope when he says "Volunteers" he means he's not paying them with tax dollars.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-11-07 06:58:17.852746+00 by: JT

Interesting election map with population density taken into account.