Tuesday, November 04, 2008

He Even Won Virginia



Congratulations Mr Obama. You have your work cut out for you.

Govern wisely.

10 comments:

crystal said...

Yay! :)

Garpu said...

Woot!

Paula said...

Old Europe is happy too.

shera10 said...

Italy is very very happy!
It's a historic victory for America and gives all us, european people too, hope.

Jeff said...

Hi guys,

I think he will make a very fine president.

Hi, Paula and Cristina! :-D

cowboyangel said...

He even won Indiana! Only 2 Democrats have won Indiana in the last 96 years: FDR in 1932 and 1936, and LBJ in 1964.

He does have his work cut out for him. But, you know, I'm actually intrigued about seeing how he deals with the problems we face more than I'm fearful that he won't be able to handle them. I didn't necessarily expect that.

And I have a feeling he wants to deal with the problems. Like a QB who looks forward to a big game against a tough, menacing foe. That's how you achieve greatness. And I think Obama wants to be a great President - out of ego and out of a genuine concern for the country.

I know he will fail at some things, but I used to be quite concerned about his inexperience, and now, having watched him for the last two years, I'm more curious than anything about how he will operate in office.

Jeff said...

Did he finally wind up with Indiana in his column? That's really something.

It's going to be fascinating watching him work, especially since the country is flat broke. I'm wondering how much of a honeymoon he'll get in terms of managing people's expectations. During the debates, neither candidate really wanted to talk about what would have to be put on hold, considering the fact that we're pretty much busted.

It was also interesting to see Al Franken fall short on replacing Norm Coleman (pending the recount). Now the Senate won't be filibuster-proof, like the Dems had hoped. Maybe Obama, though, will actually prefer working under those circumstances.

shera10 said...

He won NC too!
And Obama won State where bishops went in "abortion war", Co and Pa. So maybe an more positif and according to the Gospel approach would be better.

I think there are more than a few good people that after listening to Chaput or Martino will walk out the door of the church and never come back.

Paula said...

I just read some Catholics blogs this weekend...Now the "pro-life" voters label Obama as Hitler, Marxist-Leninist and even Antichrist!

Huh???

Jeff said...

Hi Cristina,

The abortion issue is not one that I take lightly myself, and from my previous posts, you can see that it is one that I wrestled with profundly in coming to my decision.

The Vatican has congratulated president-elect Obama heartily. I wish that certain bishops like Chaput would learn a bit more humility. Has he chased some people out of the Church? He may have. I hope not. I hate to see anyone driven out of the Church.

I'm glad that the people of Italy and other countries in Europe are heartened by this election. I hope that America has risen in their estimation, and in the eyes of others in the world as well.


Paula,

As I'm sure you have noticed, the web tends to bring out the extremes, and to magnify their importance. I try not to let it get to me.

Thanks, by the way, for the article you emailed me, and please forgive me for not stopping by your blog recently to comment. The post you put up about the exploited women in the slave trade in Latin America really moved me and has stuck with me.