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05 November 2008 @ 12:32 am
Yeah, I admit it. I cried.

McCain and then Obama deeply moved me.

These are the days where I love my country.
Current Mood: touchedtouched
Bri: NPH Hugsbeggar_always on November 5th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
I am so glad I'm not the only one who cried.

*hugs the whole freakin' country*
crayonbreakygalcrayonbreakygal on November 5th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
svgurl: obama-bidensvgurl on November 5th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Both made great speeches and I loved Obama's especially. I'm so happy right now! :D
Library Alterna-Chick ;): Maljedishadowolf on November 5th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
You weren't the only one. Truly a great day.
Shalla: we the peopleshallanelprin on November 5th, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
I'm so glad to know I wasn't the only one tearing up.
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionettesuperbadgirl on November 5th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
I didn't catch McCain, but as soon as Obama started talking about his wife, I was all teary.
flynn_boyant: Supernatural - our heroes saved the dayflynn_boyant on November 5th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
It was a lovely speech!
I'm so happy right now.
I just feel like we're really a UNITED nation right now.
For the first time in a while actually.
Amy Cooper: Monk Loveamycooper on November 5th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
I cried.
sela21k: Obama '08sela21k on November 5th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
I love my country, too.

I'm still crying. Every time I think I've gotten myself together, I think about it and start all over again. I guess I'll be crying all night.
that which cannot be seen: obidentresa_cho on November 5th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
I'm crying now, going through my flist and seeing what the man has done to our country. It's amazing.
sinofmind on November 5th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
Heh, I almost cried at Obama's speech and I live on the other side of the freaking world. I have no words.
Nialla: Republicansnialla42 on November 5th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
If McCain had stayed that classy during his campaign, he might have won. He actually had a "Don't make me come down there and smack you" look on his face more than once whenever his supporters booed Obama. I think he had some disgust about how his campaign was run by the "old school" Republican advisors, and he knows it contributed to his loss.

I hope he stays active on the national level, if he's willing to be a bridge builder with Obama. There's been talk the President Elect (squee!) will probably have Republicans in his administration, so who knows.

The country has been split between "red" and "blue" for too long, not just for cultural reasons, but due to so many thinking it had to be one way or the other instead of working together. Maybe that will finally change.
Working for the Mandroid: Castielmoonshayde on November 5th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
I've never been shy in stating my respect for McCain. I get a lot of flack for it sometimes online for standing up for both the red and blue, but I truly believe the man has a deep love for the United States and he's offered so much to this country and I hope he continues to do so.

But I agree with your look at the campaign. I may not be some political pundit, but I think three main things derailed McCain's campaign.

1. Losing his "maverick" touch and going with the party mentality. This includes the heavy negative attacks and brought him out of touch with the people.

2. Palin. She may have energized the right, but she alienated a lot of moderates and centrists.

3. The economic crisis. This killed him, imo. If this hadn't happened, I think this election would have been closer.

McCain had a horribly mismanaged campaign. His campaign became the antithesis of who he is as a person. Sure, he'll always be conservative, but he really should have played to his strengths then trying to remake himself as the traditional Republican. JMO.

I really want him to work with Obama on stuff. I really believe both of them have a lot to offer and it makes this moderate independent happy to hear at least the consideration of a bipartisan admin. Can you believe it?
Nialla: Torchwood - Ianto Knows Everythingnialla42 on November 5th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
I agree with your three reasons. And I think the first two definitely go back to the mismanaged campaign. Even the third in an indirect way, when he was advised to temporarily go off the campaign trail to deal with the economic crisis.

I often got the feeling he wasn't personally happy with how things were being run, but his advisors had convinced him it was the only way to win.

Palin certainly stirred up the vocal end of the spectrum, but I was very disturbed by what they were saying. Having someone in the audience yell out "Kill him!" about your opponent and not calling them on it is just inexcusable, IMO. That's one reason I liked how McCain was obviously peeved at that sort of think in his speech -- I think he'd had enough.

I think a bipartisan administration is the way to go right now. It used to be relatively common, but now it's relatively rare. You have to be on the "right team" before you're considered, even if you're totally unqualified for the job.
shelly505 on November 5th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
They were both such great speeches!
And I'll admit it with you, I cried too!
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on November 13th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
So true!!

*hugs you*