20 January 2009

What a day!

It still doesn't seem real. But it is! The President is Barack Obama. (I love the new White House site!) I'm hoping to see footage of people all over the world celebrating -- just like they did on election night.

This Candorville cartoon was in the Sunday paper. Totally gave me the chills. In a good way. See it larger and/or buy it here.


Julia said...

The media is full with Obama over here. They showed the inauguration life on several channels.
I think what fascinates us Germans is that he's the proof that what seemed impossible once can become true. It reminds us of the day the Wall came down. A historical moment.
He's charismatic, he gives us the idea of trust, belief, understanding, respect and change. And peace. I believe that he is able to unite people.
The Americans can be very proud. After 8 years of Bush they've done something outstanding by electing Obama.
We are a little envious because we'd love to have a politician like Obama.
I wish him luck, strength and that his courage won't leave.

This link leads you to a video that reports about an inauguration party in Berlin: http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-47714.html

Sorry for this long comment. ;)

Sophzilla said...

Julia -- I love your comments! It does feel like the impossible has happened!

It feels like we turned a corner yesterday. I love how Obama focuses on hope. We can do a lot of good if we stick together and work for the common good. It won't be easy but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try! Thank you for the link!

Sophzilla said...

Julia -- I just watched the video from Der Spiegel. It made me so very happy! Thank you so much for sharing!

Julia said...

My pleasure! :)

Yes, it won't be easy. But we've seen several times before that if we all "pull the same rope" (literally translated)we can move a lot.
So let's pull!

Sophzilla said...

Julia -- genau!