Wednesday, November 5, 2008

History in the making

John Gress/Reuters

One of the advantages (finally) to living on the West coast is that you don't have to stay up till 2 a.m. to find out who won this historic presidential election. It's hard to be in America and not get caught up. In America, they might be a bit less in your face about politics than in Israel, but people still feel very strongly and speak their views passionately.

I think that no matter where you stand or how you voted, it is hard not to be swept up in the feeling that history has been made. America has elected her first African American president, with a feeling of hope and the promise of change.

"That's the true genius of America: that America can change. Our union can be perfected. What we've already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow." -- President Elect Barack Obama, Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2008.