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    Not gonna lie-in that short moment where Obama and Bush exited the WH together to get in the limo and everyone started cheering, I teared up a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixiebelle View Post
    Thanks, I did. Now I'll have to look for the bald spot, haha.

    He spray paints it.

    I love Michelle's outfit. Jill Biden always looks cute too

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    I'm watching CNN too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karistiona View Post
    Congrats Americans It's truly a historic day.

    Why is it historic?
    (not being a wiseass just curious why people think that)
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    First black President. It's quite special, if you ask me. And he's not an idiot like Bush, that's also rather nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by karistiona View Post
    First black President. It's quite special, if you ask me. And he's not an idiot like Bush, that's also rather nice
    Half black

    But yes it's historic for that.

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    cusack being interviewed on cnn now

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    Now they're interviewing Cusack

    Also, it's historic for me because of the change I'm anticipating. This was the first candidate since I was old enough to vote that I not only fully supported, but really and truly liked. As I've heard many times from others around me, while it is a change from the white man history of the office, I voted for him because I believed in what he said and truly felt he would do everything he could to change this country for the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karistiona View Post
    First black President. It's quite special, if you ask me. And he's not an idiot like Bush, that's also rather nice
    He's not black, his wife is.
    How sad that we can only consider skin color to be a historic event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    He's not black, his wife is.
    How sad that we can only consider skin color to be a historic event.
    Hopefully not after today

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    Aw Suede I didn't mean it like that, I'm not American and obviously didn't vote for him, but he seems like a breath of fresh air, and so many millions have pinned high hopes on him. At the end of the day, I'm stuck with Gordon Brown, and I'm jealous that y'all are getting a charismatic and capable president
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    Quote Originally Posted by suede View Post
    He's not black, his wife is.
    How sad that we can only consider skin color to be a historic event.
    He's Black, (the one drop rule still exist) his wife and kids are black, and EVERYONE VIEWS HIM AS BLACK, Including himself. It's historic because blacks as a whole were brought here as slaves and had to fight and die for every right they have..even voting rights.
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    I wish I would have gone now! Instead I'm working from home and watching it from Alexandria, VA. My office is 5 blocks from the White House, so we all stayed home.

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    Dan Quayle's hair! Bad dye job?

    George Bush Sr looks like he's struggling walking.

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    I am so excited.

    (1) It is historic--the first president of color (not going to debates the semantics of racial identity) in history. I was beginning to question whether we would see a woman or a person of color in the presidency in my lifetime.
    (2) In my own lifetime (I'm 51), the first post-Boomer president--in a certain way, it is refreshing to see someone who came of age after the great national divide over the Vietnam war. If you are significantly younger than I am, it's probably hard for you to understand, but the constant debates in the presidential elections over who served, who didn't, what they did during the war, etc. has been very painful in its own way. Obama is old enough to have been aware of the Vietnam war and learned from it, but young enough not to carry that on his shoulders and I am glad of that.
    (3) The main reason is that I really like and respect him. He is a different kind of person from those we have seen before, and I hope and pray that translates into a different kind of presidency.

    It's really him as a person and how he was able to elevate the discourse of the campaign--most of the time, at any rate--to a higher level.

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