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    CNN and all four major networks have just declared Barack Obama the WINNER!!!!!!!!
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Wow. That was fast. I thought it would be a long night.

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    Let's hope the headlines don't read "President Joe Biden!" within the next 4 years.
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    AWESOME!

    There has never been an inspirational election like this in generations. Not since Kennedy. Perhaps at last there is no longer a Black America or a White America. But a United States of America.

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    Wow, that sounds like a concession speech by McCain. I didn't expect that so soon either.

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    Barack Obama. 44th President of the United States. First to be born in Hawaii.

    Haha! Finally, an end to this 2 year presidential campaign.
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    Will the street where Obama was raised become a tourist attraction to help Hawaii's economy?

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    Having suffered through dueling news stations (FOX and CNN) every morning at the buttcrackofdawn each day while working out at Hawai Kai 24HF, I have to say that I've seen both of these gentleman speak quite often. Tonight's concession speech by John McCain was his finest moment. Gracious. Character. Class. I expect him to be a very supportive Senator across the aisle.

    Imua Obama.

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    [the Torch Is Passed To A New Generation

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    I think McCain and Palin are relieved, tbh.
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    I'm glad my favorite candidate won. Congrats, Senator soon to be President Obama!

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    Wow, that sounds like a concession speech by McCain. I didn't expect that so soon either.
    The boos were a perfect accompaniment to Election Day 2008.

    Stay classy, GOP!

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    Well, I was already expecting this. I have to give him credit, he beat out both old timers Hillary Clinton and McCain. McCain was good natured about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlohaKine View Post
    McCain was good natured about it.
    Indeed he was. Gracious and professional.

    Here's a toast - to the folks who supported President-Elect Obama right from the start (admitting that I was not amongst them); to the citizens of all viewpoints who decried the down-in-the-mud political campaigning from both major parties; to the supporters of losing candidates who will cry tonight but support the next President of all Americans tomorrow; and especially to the folks here on HT who could discuss our differences without sinking to the level of personal insult.

    One week - that's what I propose. One week for Democrats/Liberals to gloat; one week for Republicans/Conservatives to sulk. Then we all shift our focus to getting ALL our politicians to work together on developing realistic solutions to the crises facing us as a nation today.

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    Yes, we ALL can!
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    i have been a mc cain supporter and of course disapointed by mc cains loss. however i am excited that we have our first african american president. its truly amazing that we live in a country where truly anyone with the determination and intelligence to rise from humble roots can lift themselves to this level of excellence and respect. America is truly a country of immense opportunity and a place where anyone can be president if they really want it bad enough and is willing to do all the hard work necessary to achieve that lofty goal. while not my candidate, he will be my president and we need to pray for his safety, health and wisdom. we all need to unite behind the man and the office and give him and it the respect that they deserve.
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    Some of us here were just children, sitting in front of the TV in the middle of the night and wearing our bathrobes, watching the first man step foot on the moon.
    Tonight we have just seen a moment almost that historic.
    How utterly utterly amazing.
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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    I'm all FOR Income Redistribution. In fact, I forced a couple of lib friends at the bar tonight buy me my beers just to prove they support the new president. This promises to be a boon to my bar bill......simply to ask people to put their money where their mouth is. Salut!

    Unlike some scumbags I have seen with a "He's not my President" bumper sticker on their car, I promise to be supportive of our new President, President Barack Obama. Hooray !! Bring on the Income Redistribution.

    Pardon me Tutusue, my beer is getting short, and my pockets even shorter.... would you be so kind as to REDISTRIBUTE some of your income to cover my next tall, frosty, beer? I knew that you would, you fantastic Obama lover. Oh, this is so excellent.

    Who's next?? Come on folks...Show your pride.

    I'm truly gonna love the next 4 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    I'm all FOR Income Redistribution. In fact, I forced a couple of lib friends at the bar tonight buy me my beers just to prove they support the new president. This promises to be a boon to my bar bill......simply to ask people to put their money where their mouth is. Salut!
    Hah!

    I thought about writing a letter to the campaign, encouraging President-elect Obama to redistribute his California Electoral votes to John McCain. I think it would brighten his day, and Obama would still win by lots!

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    Yeah right Vanguard.

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    Have you ever seen so moving a speech? Have you ever seen a crowd in such awe? It would be great to see such hope fulfilled.

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    great to see such hope fulfilled

    But I would settle for my beer mug filled with some redistribution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timkona View Post
    But I would settle for my beer mug filled with some redistribution.
    I am quitting my job and gona' be on the taking side. Enough of my previous lifelong "working to excel". I'm now waiting for those other hard workers to share with 'ol unemployed me.
    TimKona, I don't always agree with you, but on this issue I would like to ask you to please save a seat for me next to you, I want my share of that handout beer.
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    I am in rare form . . . and the crowd laughs.

    I am curious to see which direction we now head - I am an absolute idealist (much as this site is populated with) but I am also a realist, which I don't think most of our posters are. If we could find Utopia, McCain or Obama wouldn't be an issue, we'd have already figured everything out.

    But we don't live in Utopia, and here are some of my thoughts. . . . I know there is a lot of insanely devoteed love floating around for our new President. But I have to admit (much like I would with McCain's empty promises,) that I'm not looking forward to the abandonment of Obama's emplty promises. And our nation's reaction to another Presidents failure to deliver on their promises.

    Why are we so naive that we think a President can solve our problems?

    Obama will do as well as Bush did. Laugh, Spurn, Chide, do what you will to me, we'll all be looking at the same failure we've come to accept. Obama is not going to solve any problems. Just like Reagan couldn't. And Bush couldn't. And Clinton couldn't. And Bush couldn't.

    One day, we'll all wake up and realize that if we really want our Utopia, we need farmers, our hunters and our gatherers, and not just a foreman telling us what to do. We'll need to pick up our rakes and baskets. We'll conquer the world. Or not, we'll just learn how to live with and support ourselves.

    Sorry for the inebriated ramblings, but that's how I roll. Hopefully Obama sees that he didn't "sweep" anything, and while he won fair and square, he didn't win by a landslide. America is middle of the road. Let's find a place to meet in the middle and make this work.

    And now my fingers are trying to go sleep.

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    I was like IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?!?!?
    Me and my roomates were watching ABC and they quickly announced THE BIG NEWS! California and Washington were thee states that got him headed towards the 2-7-0 mark! And yes I did vote for Barack!

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