I rarely talk about politics here and I don’t know that I even mentioned how happy I was at the results of the last Australian election, but I can’t let today go by without mentioning how happy I am about the results of the US election.
Thank goodness America, you got it right this time.
It’s been hard, even all the way over here, not to know that the election was happening in the States around now. We’ve probably had more press about it in mainstream media than we did about the Australian election last year but, bloody hell, it was an important election.
Also because I read lots of blogs etc from people who live in the States it’s been hard to avoid from that aspect also.
I hoped from the beginning that Obama would win and then thought he was onto a pretty sure thing when Palin was announced as McCain’s offsider. I still don’t quite get that decision.
I was sitting watching the 7.30 Report on television tonight and beaming at it while Barack Obama made his acceptance speech in Chicago. I also watched a household of African Americans dancing in their home in absolute joy at the outcome. All the political commentators that Kerry O’Brien from the 7.30 Report spoke to were ecstatic also. Is it just me or does it look like Professor Allan Lichtman wears a wig? When I first saw him I thought it was a joke and then I realised he was for real. He obviously knows his politics, but he needs a better hairdresser.
Nobody I have spoken to here wanted McCain to win, but then nobody admitted to voting for John Howard in previous Australian elections either.
Now we all sit and wait (probably not for too long if the experts have any say in it) to see what changes come about.