Oh, thank god.

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgAnd now Obama’s real work begins. Indiana is still too close to call. (I didn’t think I would ever say this, but thank goodness for Bob Barr!) But it doesn’t matter. Breathe a sigh of relief, and now roll up our sleeves and start fixing this global mess we’re in. And please please please keep Obama and his family safe while he gets down to the real job now, and some crazy big problems we all need to help solve. Let’s hope we can.

Obama's acceptance speech

How we spent election night. That black square in the upper right of my screen is my video iChat with my parents in Wisconsin – they were sitting in the dark at this point.


  1. #1 ScienceWoman
    November 5, 2008

    Yep. Just because the election is over doesn’t mean our work as American citizens is done. We need to keep the momentum going.

  2. #2 Mimi
    November 5, 2008

    I really hope his family stays safe. I am so leery of the assassination attempts. The anxiety won’t be over till Jan 20th for me.

  3. #3 drdrA
    November 5, 2008

    Funny. That’s exactly what we were doing… mac and NYT and everything!

  4. #4 ScientistMother
    November 5, 2008

    It was amazing, I second that plea to keep him safe. We are all ignoring (maybe purposefully) that he had gave his acceptance speech behind bullet proof glass.

  5. #5 julia
    November 5, 2008

    Great post, and an even better picture… Indiana is BLUE! Wow. I join you in wishing the Obama family safe and the country to continue their citizenry. It’s going to be a long hall and we’ve only just begun to really work towards change.

  6. #6 Field Notes
    November 5, 2008

    I also echo that hope they stay safe. This is a great day for all Americans and makes me proud to be an American.

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