Sunday, November 09, 2008

Thrilled for America - and the world

Barack Obama's election is a miracle of dreams and work and transformation. I feel layers and layers of shame and fear dissolving since his beautiful acceptance speech just five days ago. Wow America, we did it!

Today Dan sent me this link to a site that includes photos of joy around the world at this news, and also the text of his acceptance speech.

(Click on this link or copy and paste it into your browser)

With love and joy,


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Happy Morning, America!

Last night Dan and I stayed up way late to watch the election returns in this historic American election. Every time another state went for Obama, I let out a joyous Whoop! We saw John McCain's gracious concession speech. We saw the enormous crowd waiting for Barack to emerge.

And then out he came, holding hands with his daughters and wife, and gave a sober and moving acceptance speech. This morning as I check my email, here is his message, to me and to all of us who supported his campaign, written to us before he walked out on that platform last night:

Gail --

I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing...

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,


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