Congratulations Mr. President!

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It’s been almost a month since pj and I mailed in our absentee ballots for Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden.  It’s been a long wait and a long night!  We didn’t hear conclusive results until almost 4am.  We got a text message from a friend here, while PJ was pacing the room looking at CNN results!  When I looked at my iphone this morning there were already emails showing the news.  I had one email from The Luminiare, an indie-rock club in Kilburn, offering the new president and vice-president free tix until Dec 31, 2008!  At work today everyone will ask me what I think of the election and if I stayed up all night to watch.   It’s pretty exciting and historic stuff…in some ways we feel far off from it, but in some ways we have grown to realize and appreciate just how central the world views America in so many areas.  We are just a bit prouder to be americans this morning. And we will definitely be praying a lot for the new administration.

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3 responses to “Congratulations Mr. President!

  1. We stayed up (not so late!) to watch the results come in to, we even had an electoral college map that we coloured in with red and blue as the states were called.

    It would have been more exciting if there had a bit more ambiguity about the outcome, but it was quite something to be living in the USA for such an historic result.

  2. And I feel just a bit safer when I head across the pond again in January/February.

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