PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!!!!

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Barack Obama has been elected 44th President of the United States of America.

My heart is full to bursting. I can’t stop crying. Tell me how you feel!!!

edited at 8 a.m. — I just woke up with a smile. It wasn’t a dream. It’s REAL. Barack Obama is our next President. So many emotions are swirling through me — thinking of the friends I gained and lost in this crazy topsy turvy campaign. Thinking of those who fought and died so we could be here. Our ancestors, who may have never dreamed this would happen in our lifetimes.

And now we are standing on the sunny side, having just passed the crossroads of history.


This is the new first family
. That is HUGE. OMG I can’t believe it.

I cannot WAIT to see Michelle’s inauguration dress, or to hear her first speech following this monumental occasion. (Hello, Oprah!)

I cannot WAIT to see Malia and Sacha grow up in the White House. With their new puppy (that I voted for).

I cannot wait for Obama to take his place in history, and to start serious work undoing the messes President Bush has made.

So happy. So proud. Yes we can? YES WE DID!!!

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  1. OMG YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crying, laughing, smiling…YES WE DID!

  2. Brothers and Sisters are gonna work it out

  3. …I need a map that will show the way to walk to the National Mall…any suggestions :-)…I figure if I start tonight I can make it before the crowds in January!

  4. History has been made – I never thought I’d see a day like this in my lifetime. Wow.

  5. We did it, y’all! We Baracked the Vote! And congratulations Sasha and Malia, you finally get your dog!

  6. Im in tears as well….It just feels so unreal. Im happy for us as a country.
    We Baracked the vote!!!!!!!!!

  7. YES WE DID INDEED. NOW EVERYONE REALLY KNOWS THAT THIS COUNTRY IS FULL OF OPPORTUNITY!

  8. I just wanna hug everybody!

  9. Simply amazing…

  10. Such a blessing to bear witness to all of this. I mean, Obama just steamrolled McCain! People are outside shooting fireworks right now. I felt so important when I voted & I just love, LOVE it that my little girl will get to see 2 little girls who look like HER living in the White House.

  11. I’m just so happy and waiting and hoping for the changes promised. As someone living in Philadelphia, it sounds like the Phils won the World Series all over again.

  12. I just woke up to the good news! It hasn’t hit me yet, but I’m sure it will once he makes his acceptance speech in a few minutes. Yes we can, we did and we will keep on doing it!!!!

  13. i’m only 39 years old but i never thought this would happen in my life time. all the hurtful ugly things that people say (even in the comment section of this, my hometown newspaper) cannot dampen the hope i dare to feel. my heart is warm, my spirit believes and i am hopeful.
    thank you america, i am proud.

  14. I can not stop crying. I am so proud of this country. I can not believe it.

  15. I can’t stop saying “Thank You God!” Just so much emotion and joy. I can’t wait to hear him give his acceptance speech tonight! The picture of Jesse Jackson crying just gives me chills.

    I only wish that his grandmother had witnessed it. But I know she was in heaven, in God’s ear, all the way! :)

  16. This is amazing. I can’t believe I get to see such a historic moment

  17. We did it!
    We are the ones we have been waiting for!
    I can feel the brand new day!

  18. I am so excited for this change . This truly proves to me that I can be anything I want to be , once I put my mind to it , and the only one that can stop me is me . I only wish my grandfather had been able to see this monumental day , considering he fought so that my cousins and I could vote .

  19. Nappy Bianca says:

    I can’t believe my generation will be known for something historic. I’m proud, eyes welling up, heart beating waiting to hear MY PRESIDENT speak words that will forever be burned in my mind.

  20. I am in absolute AWE!!! I can’t stop the tears!!!! Yes we can! Yes we did!

  21. texasexile says:

    The joy on in my heart is only exceeded by the pride and joy that I saw on my 12 year old son’s face. So grateful that I could see this day.

  22. Farah Mendlesohn says:

    I’ve been blogging African American history all day as a way of trying to stay calm. Now I can’t stop crying. And I’m in London. I’m not an American. I don’t believe in heaven but I want it to exist because I want every one of those people who resisted and fought to be able to see what’s just happened.

  23. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHWWW
    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    HHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,

    coherent enough?

  24. I am filled with so much pride, joy, hope, optimism…I can’t stop crying. I cry for my loved ones who aren’t here to witness history being made. I cry for all those (black and white) who died to make this moment a reality. I cry because I never thought in my lifetime I’d live to see this moment.

    YES WE CAN!!!!
    YES WE DID!!!!

  25. Sabrina97 says:

    Yes, we can…

  26. I AM SOO PROUD!
    I am a proud black woman writing from Canada, and boy what a long ride…I am so proud of this day, my heart is fluttering, I can’t stop smiling, today is a new day-and was a long time coming. Just looking at the past posts its already doing what Obama mantra was trying to achieve-UNITY.
    YES WE CAN!

  27. Let the national healing begin

  28. I never thought I would see, experience, feel an occasion like this in my lifetime! It’s amazing and I’m in tears – joyful tears.

  29. I am regained my faith in the American Public. I have regained my faith in the strength that is our country. I am speechless.

  30. And Michelle is doing the damn thang in that dress :)

  31. A beautiful moment. Pride fills my heart.

  32. YES.WE.DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am with my family in New Jersey and we have been screaming and crying (and eating:) all night!

    Thank God for this night and President-Elect Barack Obama!!!

  33. All Hail to the Chief!! A most historic night indeed!!

  34. I am absolutely ELATED!! AMAZED & GRATEFUL to The Creator for such a time as this. History.. better yet OURsTORY.

  35. jasmine the jigsaw says:

    The Howard University campus is ALIVE tonight!!! There are no words…the rapid beating of my heart says it all!

  36. kia from LA says:

    I feel like I can, and am able to do anything I want to do! I’m 23 years old, and never thought I would see this day. Tonight gives me the hope for my future, and my children’s future.. Thank God for Obama, and everyone who helped him get to where he is today.

  37. I am a black british living in England watching the coverage and every time someone say “Barack Obama the first black president of the United States” I start to cry. Have been crying since his speech. You americans have made a brave and wise choice. This is good for not just america but for the world. Congratulation!!!!

  38. Tinevimbo says:

    Congratulations to you guys, i think i speak for all the african people as well when i say that this is indeed is a great moment not only for you guys in the US, but for everyone of colour who never believed that this would happen in their lifetime. You did it guys well done.

  39. YES WE DID!

    I went to a Democrats Abroad event here in Rome.

    There was a lot of crying…tears of joy.

  40. FIRED UP! READY TO GO! This is what we chanted on the Manassas Battlefield in Virginia on Monday night. We waited for 4 hours for Obama and it felt like the planets were shifting when Barack Obama finally took the stage. Drink this up, this truly AS GOOD AS IT GETS!

  41. Thank the Lord!!

  42. I just woke up to turn on the BBC news and all I can say it WOW!!!
    I am living in historical times and I’m not even American!
    This brilliant news will effect the WORLD – Oh I am so very extremely pleased.
    Must go and wipe my tears!

  43. I went down to the white house… INCREDIBLE. I have never seen so many complete strangers honking, hugging, high 5-ing, chanting, singing, and screaming… all races, sooooo young =) The happiest mob I have every been a part of lol

    This is unbelievable!!!

    YES. WE. DID!

  44. I am so proud. I have no words to express the pride and joy I feel at this very moment. I cannot believe Obama is our president elect. I know that my parents, who are immigrants and have suffered so much oppression and prejudice in this country, did not leave Colombia and their family in vain.

    Anything is possible. Now, I can really tell my future children that ANYTHING is possible, that they can be the future leaders of this free world. It is our reality; my generation isn’t as apathetic as people thought we were.

    Yes we can, and YES WE DID!

  45. flygyrl72 says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you,…it’s the only thing that kept running thru my mind. Been doing so much ground work the last couple of years & to see it actually come to fruition, it is absolutely gratifying & overwhelming…thank you, thank you, THANK YA!

  46. It is done!!!! We did it!!!!! Yes we can, and we DID!!!

    I feel proud. But I have ALWAYS been proud of who I am. I hope what this says to so many others who may have let themselves be broken, ESPECIALLY to young black MEN…..that they can do and be ANYTHING!!! Don’t let anybody hold you back!!!

  47. I m french and black ,here we waiting all night long we can sleep just waiting because YOU AFRICAN AMERICAN are an real EXEMPle for ALL black men all around the world!!!!
    WE ARE JUTST SO PROUD OF YOU ,OF US of the history making….

    I wanna told THANK YOU cause, you have no idea of the impact this election has on our society that has neglected the minorities.

    I was Proud to be Black now i am dont find the good word.

    JUst thank you!!! MERCI BEAUCOUP et BRAVO!!

    Dieu vous benisse

  48. mochachoc says:

    Tears of joy. A proud heart and immense pride in America today. This has resonance for Black people here in Britain too. Thank you America for not giving into fear.

  49. Mrs.Mckinzie says:

    I knew it when I saw those lines wrapped around those buildings all day.President Barack Obama Wow! this feels like a dream.

  50. homeinkabul says:

    Yes we did and God bless!!!

  51. I am very happy as well, just relieved that the anxiousness of waiting is over! We did it!

  52. Wow.

    ::Still in shock::

  53. I can not begin to tell you how proud I felt when they introduced the new First Family — and the Obama family walked out. My heart was overflowed with joy. Michelle looked so beautiful and girls were adorable :)
    This morning my son who is senior in HS, says to me ‘mommy today is Barack Obama Day can I stay home from school’. I turned and said… .’you know Barack is an educated man, who believes in education, so you need to be in school TODAY’ :)
    I waited 3hrs on a “FL” cold day to early vote. I’m so proud of my vote, not just because history has been made but because I know a change it about to come.
    I ended my night in prayer. I prayed for the Obama family for God to keep a hedge of protection around them and to help both Obama and Biden to make the right decisions for our country.
    I Am So Proud!! :)

  54. He did it, we did it!!!! A brand new day. We will keep that family and the world lifted in divine light and love….
    There is hope for the world.

  55. Hon, I honestly never thought I would see this in my lifetime so I am totally ecstatic.

    Yes we did!!!

  56. God bless Barack and God bless the USA. A new day has dawned and I thank God that I was blessed to be part of this moment of history, Yes We Can, Yes We will and Yes We Have! You did it Bellas!

  57. Stolenroyalty says:

    My heart is full… I’m so happy that my sons can live in this day when a black man can be president of the United States of America. I am proud of my contribution to this victory. When I tell my Princes that if they work hard they could become President one day,no more will that statement be a lie.Our nation and our people has taken a great step this day, let us not forget the pride we feel this day, let us do all we can to support our son of hope, our President. My prayers are with him, for now the journey has begun.

  58. Arianna Shannon says:

    The tears just keep flowing, and the repeated whispher…
    Lord, Thank You. Thank You….Mighty God grant our President your heart for humanity, the humility to call upon You, the boldness to act as needed, and the wisdom to lead. Lord be a shield about him and his family. Surround him with honest and wise counsel.

  59. Bella Noire says:

    THANK YOU AMERICA! You have shown us why you are reputed to be the greatest country, the country where anything is possible. Here in Kenya we have a national holiday tomorrow LOL. It’s time to party!!

  60. I am SO happy.

  61. No lurkmode today…

    So many words & emotions can’t even put them together…it’s surreal. We did it and big props to your blog for keeping up the discussion!!

  62. It really didn’t hit me until both families walked out at the end of President Obama speech. To see the Barack children along with Michelle’s brother and his family brought tears to my eyes. I just can not believe that this has happened.

    I will pray that his term as president is successful.

  63. Bella Noire says:

    Stolen Royalty, I feel you. The black man has been emasculated since slavery. It is time that he reclaimed his place. It is time to rise… My heart is so full. An African American President!! America voted for a Black man!! I cannot believe it. You have shattered our defeatist myths. [On a different note,from my perspective as a 100% black person, he's as white as he is black but that's a debate for another day. You all are about to strangle me LOL ] You are an amazing people. May God bless you richly! YES YOU CAN, YES YOU CAN, YES YOU DID! I admire you all. You are more than conquerers!

  64. An Afrobella in the White House!

  65. Yesterday was a good day.
    Today is a great day.
    And I’m excited for tomorrow.

  66. I had “Brand New Day” from The Wiz all cued up to play for my niece last night. She hasn’t seen it yet, but that scene completely epitomized how I felt last night.

    Now the work begins. You ready? It’s going to take all of us to fix this mess. So, while you may notice co-workers pouting or hear smart remarks from pundits or see Karl Rove comparing the Obamas to the Cosbys, stay focused. Our current President was put on notice. Did you see the crowds outside of the White House last night? I know I was shouting “PACK YOUR STUFF!” at my television. But seriously, Dubya is in overdrive trying to figure out a way to pardon himself and cover his tracks before he scrambles out of office. Everyone will be needed to repair the damage left in the wake of Hurricane George.

  67. WARRIOR11209 says:

    So proud of this country today – the United States voted a Black man into the office of President in the year 2008!!! I think if I write it enough I will truly believe it.
    Yes we can..and we did

  68. Natural Hair Product Researcher says:

    My favorite point in the night (aside from the actual President-Elect Obama win of course) was when CNN’s John King was using his magical map and said “Let just suppose that we give McCain A state, B state, these two here, that one there, and all these over here, I still can’t get him to 270.” AAAAHHHHH!!!!!

  69. PRESIDENT OBAMA! PRESIDENT OBAMA! Can you believe it?! I am so happy to be present at this moment in Americam History–just 8 years into the 21st century and we have our first black president. God bless the Obama & Bidens and God Bless America!

  70. HELL YEAH!!! Love to all Americans who voted for Obama – I’ve cried so hard, I’ve been smiling all day! Finally FINALLY…it’s been a long wait. What a day to be black and alive!

    Your British sister.

    Candice

  71. Now I don’t cry, never been one too, never felt it did or helped or expressed anything, but yesterday I cried. I cried because I could not express the feelings that were welling up inside of me. Surprise, shock, elation, happiness, fear, hope, optimism.. Barack is the president. I cried for the mom I lost 10 years ago who didn’t get to see it and who I couldn’t cry for at the time. I cried for all the times that I should have and didn’t. A new day is born. I quit working for the man 6 years to the date that a Black man will be sworn in as president. My God is good.

  72. Signed Sealed Delivered: He’s ours. Now go local and Do What You Need to Do in the “Fierce Urgency of NOW.”

  73. Yes we can! Yes we did!
    YES WE DID! Hallelujah! AMEN!

  74. We are also celebrating in Barbados! My heart is fulled with happiness and my eyes full of tears. I am so proud of my country and how far we have come as a nation and a people!

  75. LBellatrix says:

    I’ve gotta be honest: It still has not hit me. And I was out last night in my Iowa town hanging with all my Obama peeps, the majority of whom were white (of course), and I’m sitting here a little hungover this morning and the radio and the Internet are telling me he’s won…but I keep expecting something to happen. I’m sorry to be a downer but this is how I honestly feel.

    Maybe it’ll hit me when he takes the oath…or when I see him sitting in the Oval Office… :(

  76. He WON, LBellatrix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He won. I feel so tall and proud and strong and confident. He won. Drink in this moment and enjoy it!

  77. I don’t know when I’m ever going to come down from this high. Last night was surreal – anywhere Chicago was THE place to be, and my neighbors and I made the most of it. This morning was surreal – I struck up conversations with complete strangers, and have smiled so hard that I gave myself dimples. This moment, right now, is too much and I don’t want it to end. I am inspired beyond belief, and so motivated and focused that I’m a little scared.

    I’m proud to be an American, prouder to be an agent of change.

  78. Annella Bella says:

    I bawled like a baby upon learning the election results last night. And not a dainty sob either–a full-on, snot-dripping, ugly-face wail! If I did not let that emotion out, I felt my heart would burst.

    I am elated that the American public was courageous enough to elect the right man for the task at hand. And what a task it is…

    We have work to do America, and now we can do it together awash in optimism and faith in our 44th President Barack Obama! :-)

  79. One vote, One village, One family.
    Yes We can! Yes We did! Yes We will!
    Today is the beginning. . . I love today!

  80. Here in Trinidad and Tobago we’re celebrating too. People are happy, eyes are leaking… We are proud of you Americans, and feel renewed hope for your country and the world.

  81. cleopatra92515 says:

    There is a God!!! O Lord, I have no words! I want to laugh and cry and shout all at the same time. I’m not an American but I live here and if I could have voted I would have voted for Obama. Let us now work together to make this the best presidency yet!!!!

  82. paradisebird says:

    free at last free at last free at last

    Thank god almighty we are free at last

    he did it!!! you did it!!! the world did it!!

    from germany with love… this is a day of joy…i do not know what to say…i just cry…
    i am looking forward to the president`s and first ladys visit over here invitation is already out i hope they will come soon and i will be there and give them a biiig welcome. I am SO happy, my friends here are so happy, Congrts to all of you and congrats Mr Persident!!!

  83. I keep tearing up remembering the images on TV last night, or seeing pictures this morning. It’s weird because I feel kind of isolated at work (small office at a university) nobody has said anything, I know at least one woman’s husband was a McCain supporter.

    But when I go to class tonight, the atmosphere will be very different I’m sure. I want to celebrate, dammit! I am smiling so hard. This is amazing.

  84. Yes.
    We.
    Did!

  85. i dont want to get to excited obama’s got a rough road ahead of him. i wish him the best of luck, and long life and health. i wish joy for the obama family.

    he totally kicked mcain’s ass!lol!

  86. Yes We Did!
    The people of the African diaspora and the world are joyfull of this historical moment. Let us now want what we all voted for! CHANGE!

  87. Congrats to Barack Obama, his family, his VP/his family & their political party for having the courage of their convictions to put themselves out there as a viable alternative to Bush/McCain, But most of all congrats to all of you in the United States of America who voted – whether it was for Barack or McCain you came out and behaved as a true citizen and voted! Congrats to all those in Bella’s age group who came out in huge numbers and voted! Congrats to all of you women who voted! We here in the Caribbean (about an hour behind you) stayed up until 3 am OUR time to see and absorb as much of this historical time as possible..a few places sold Obama teeshirts and our newspapers carried at least one person wearing same. It is a pity that there is no position such as World President for surely Barack Obama would win that in spades!

  88. I only got three hours sleep last night. I watched all of the news shows and pundits talk about this election and the impact of an Obama presidency. America and the world needs Obama. All I can say is that this is a blessing from the Almighty.

    It’s time for us to get to work and make his presidency the best ever.

  89. I’m so happy. So full of joy. I couldn’t stop crying last night and I woke up this morning the same way you did…pinching myself and hoping I didn’t dream it all. I will never ever forget that moment last night. I had to rewind my dvr a few times when the election was called just to make sure I was seeing and hearing correctly. I’m still in awe and I get choked up throughout the day just realizing what this means, remembering the ancestors who fought and gave their lives for equality, for a right to have their voices heard….never in a million years did I think I would get to see this day. I’m only 28 and I didn’t think it would happen in my lifetime. I was so wrong. Above all else though…I’m so PROUD of President Obama…so proud of the man he is. So proud he’s one of “our” own. Proud of the model of a man he is. God bless him and his family.

    Jan. 20th…the real work begins.

  90. UnalteredBeauty says:

    God, protect this family. Naysayers are going to give them hell in the years to come. Please let his term be a successful one. Please bless them!

    Also, I don’t know about you guys but I’ve never seen as many angry/sulky faces as I saw today. Unbelievable.

  91. Amber Russell says:

    As an African American woman with a infant son. I am so proud and hopeful for my son’s future. He can reach the top because Barack Obama did.

    I am appreciative that I am now and will forever be a hero at least in my family because I voted in the First Black President of the United States.

    It has been an honor.

    PS. My next son will be named after Barack.

    Ms. Amber Russell

  92. So many emotions are swriling in me last night. My heart was beating so hard! My hands were shaking, tears, joy, screams, jumping up and down, yelling out the window, yelling upstairs to my neighbor, running on the front porch yelling to my neigbor “We’ve got a Black President!!!! Obama did it!!!. Calling my family and friends screaming so loud in the phone that they couldn’t understand what I was saying. And that was only the first 10 minutes!! LOL

    I told my 16 year old daughter that the girls are going to be playing on the White House lawn this summer and someones going to say “get off the grass, girls.” Shasa’s going to turn slowly and say “This is my Daddy’s house!”

  93. I’m very happy to see this day, it’s pretty remarkable and it’s almost surreal…but I’m ready for him to show the country (and world perhaps!) that he is capable of running the US because I believe he can :)

  94. I had such a bounce in my step today! I don’t remember that last time I felt this way:)

  95. mommy_dreadlocs says:

    My son is 9 months old and when he grows up and says he wants to be the President I can look him square in the eye and say YES YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!! Both of my children get to see a black family in the White House. My husband and I hugged, cried, danced, and ran around the house last night. I’m still walking on air. YES WE CAN….YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!

  96. The wail was in me but I didn’t let it out because it competed with the utter disbelief. I am in awe. I pray to the Lord Almighty that this is the beginning of the end of (all of) America’s “victim mentality” and we stand together as ONE PEOPLE to actually DO the hard work necessary to repair our nation.

    I pray this is the beginning of everyone wanting to help each other again. That’s the only way the changes Pres. Obama championed will happen.

    Barack Hussein Obama is the AMERICAN president-elect of the United States of America. Number 44. And I thank the LORD. This victory is a victory for everyone here and, by proxy, all over the world if they are allies of positive change.

  97. I am still in shock a bit. I am so happy for him and his family. I have never been so happy to wait in a 2 1/2″ line and I would have waited for twice that long. I am glad the girls will get their puppy and we get one of the most brilliant presidents of all time.

    alicia
    http://todaystyle.today.com/

  98. wow Ive been on a high since
    finding this out. Im so amazed
    at everything this is just….
    wow

    ive cried so many times I
    am just so happy for our country

  99. Here’s a piece of my mind. Are you people crazy?? Do you know his man’s record, terrorist/radical associations, disdain for the constitution, frightul stance on abortion – partial birth abortion and how he supported infanticide as a Illinois state senator? Constantly deceiving Americans and mostly deceiving you, the one’s who voted for this fraud.
    He’s sworn to cut all future military systems, build a civilian army just as funded, just as powerful as our military, suggests our soldiers in Iraq are murdering civilians,

  100. HOW CAN A MAN SAY HE IS CHRISTIAN WHEN HE DOESNT HAVE THE MORAL DECENCY TO PROTECT THE UNBORN, THE LIVE BIRTH ABORTED AND PROFESSES IT TO THE WORLD ??

    HE CANNOT!!!

    NOW……….LOOK IN THE MIRROR

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