Americans have voted – Obama Wins!

Well what else is there to talk about?

Americans have elected Barack Obama as their next President, but I don’t envy his position. As the ABC says:

Senator Obama, 47, will be inaugurated the 44th US president on January 20, 2009, and inherit an economy mired in the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a nuclear showdown with Iran.

Well, it will be interesting to see what happens now.

It looks like he didn’t just win, he thrashed the opposition.

update 7pm

Got back from a run and turned on the TV to find Christopher Hitchens opinioning. The ABC was doing an election special and they were into the run-down of the election phase. A bunch of heads gabbing on about what they thought this means, blah blah blah. Hitchens was being a bit belligerent, disagreeing with everyone, but what else would you expect from him?

I’ve now poured myself a Southern Comfort (only American spirit I could find in my bar) in one of my ‘naughty’ glasses, as a tribute to the American election. Cheers All.

One of the things I think this election result shows is an increase in the maturity of the American voting public. It was only 40 years ago that segregation ended and now you have elected a black president. Well done all.

Now to wait and see what, if anything changes or improves.



Filed under election, politics

2 responses to “Americans have voted – Obama Wins!

  1. Obama certainly is stepping into a difficult situation with many challenges. I am confident that he will be able to handle it better than McErratic would have. Still, that doesn’t mean it is going to be easy.

  2. Cheers!

    I couldn’t be happier, Obama killed McCain with more than 2 electoral votes to 1. George Bush is about to give a speech so… have fun.

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