Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Prediction...


7 comments:

Long said...

wouldn't that be wonderful?!

Ruthibelle said...

LOL!!! I'm watching the results come in now, and, umm... nerves and jitters... Gee I can't wait till it's over

Annie Paul said...

did i call it or what?! i have no idea why all of you had jitters, doubts, bad feelings and the works. it was crystal clear to me that he was going to sweep it. so many friends in the US were telling me they had voted already days before for the big O plus sundry others who weren't even black were completely behind him. what an extraordinary moment.

three cheers for american democracy!

diatribalist.com said...

Annie: You called it. This would have been the third consecutive presidential election stolen here -- that make me jittery as hell. Yip, yip, Hooray!

David Sasaki said...

I think you should be making more predictions. Or ... we could go to Vegas.

Annie Paul said...

haha good one oso, thanks! what i would have given to have been at one of those street parties in Harlem or DC or Chicago or even lil Haiti in Miami...

FSJL said...

In the end, it was a true landslide.

As early as March it was clear that the Republicans had lost the plot. Voter turnout in the Democratic primaries and caucuses simply swamped Republican turnout. People were hungry for change, and the candidates who plausibly offered change were the ones that people turned to. I was looking at the numbers in the spring and thinking that this had to be a realigning election. But I was too nervous to want to say that aloud -- cock mout' kili cock after all.

Obama's victory has made it clear, the political ground has shifted in the United States and in much of the developed world.