now that all the votes have been counted…

November 5th, 2008


…and America’s Politics has embraced a change, the only question now is…what now?

First let me say that I’m not blown away, in a state of shock or surprised about Obama’s victory. And this is in no way an attempt to take away from Obama’s moment. It is just for me that I would’ve been in a more state of disbelief if he didn’t win.  I’ve always held a sincere belief that the thinking man will always prevail.

With an understanding that any success is a process and not a step, I was overwhelmed as I reflected on everything that has taken place for me to even have the luxury of having that thought.  I have such a greater appreciation for my mother who always seem to take part of any movement of change in her day.  Although we didn’t always agree in the moment, I can’t help but to believe that her efforts have been some what validated and I’m proud to celebrate this moment in her honor.

The one facet that I’m looking forward to seeing the most in the next 3-5 years is how will the masses respond, especially in the urban communities, now that the excuse of “what can’t be done” has totally been annihilated.  Hopefully there will never again be a time where there is such a wide acceptance of lowered expectations.

I would like to end with the following words by Rickey Bobby that best sums up the moment…”what does that do, does it blow your mind…THAT JUST HAPPEN!

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  • 1. KKM  |  November 5th, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    My “HOPE” is that there will actually be “CHANGE”. It saddens me that every article written states race in the first paragraph. I understand race makes this a historic moment, however, his policies have also never really been tried here either; does that have historic meaning? I have read more posts saying nothing more than “Yes, a black president” then I have saying how proud people are of the policies they may see implemented. In turn, that only leaves me with more questions… Does his policies even matter or do people just want to see a black man in office? I’m kind of terrified to see exactly what happens from this point forward. In my opinion, it just seems that too many people still cannot look deeper then the pigment of ones skin.

  • 2. HollyWood Benjamin  |  November 5th, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    That just happened! – Sums it up perfectly. I stumbled upon your page through Kanye’s Univercity and I realy appreciate your thoughts and point of view. It’s refreshing. I’m an artist first, and my day job comes second, but I deal with mindless cubicle people most of my day for now and reading you page every now and then helps… A LOT. With that said, I agree with your post along with some of the first comment. I’m interested to see “CHANGE”. While I understand this is a milestone in history, I still am awaiting finding out how he plans to execute all his proposed change. He is hands down the greatest orator of our time. I am NOT blown away either, esspecially after I heard him be “FOR” and “AGAINST” gun control in the SAME SENTENCE. Any man that can speak in such context will gain the confidence of people on both sides of the coin. Also Mccain putting his whole campaign on Barack’s inexperience and then getting… well you know, Sarah “I wanna lay that pipeline” Palin. People do and did see past skin tone, the man made people believe. The election was a landslide, which means he did unite the country in a certain way. He had won the election with only 60 percent of the votes counted. He made people believe that change was going to come from us MAKING it happen. First time voters made up 11% of the votes. With that said you simply must have faith. Have faith in the people and have faith in him and that the people did make the right choice.

    “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods” – C.S. Lewis

  • 3. Mo  |  November 5th, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Hahaha that just happened! That’s the first thing I thought…

    No more excuses. The effects of this are waaaayyyyy past the next 4 years, I just keep thinking about the kids that will grow up not knowing anything BUT a black man can be president. The door’s blown off the hinges now, and whether or not people want to walk through, there is no longer a sign above it reading “For Whites Only.” No more excuses.


  • 4. Euro  |  November 6th, 2008 at 1:57 AM


    I shared with my family and friends the following: “It’s interesting how I’ve always imagined Obama as our next President. When he was officially elected last night, it felt completely natural, as if it were always going to be so.” Moreover, the media consistently communicates messages of apprehension with respect to Obama’s ability to deliver. I like to remain unbiased and believe in what my eyes and heart tell me. What the media and critics forget is that his “Newly acquired” responsibility has always been a responsibility to him. Think about that. What we care about so much as a people has always been engraved in the foundation of Obama’s every intent. The only difference now is that he has a higher, more visible, and a World embraced platform to follow through. Despite the media’s comments, it is very hard to look in his eyes and not see someone who is genuine and so serious about delivering. Like many of us, I believe Obama is poised and is “Prepared” to follow through with expectations of only success. Time will reveal the power of his true passion and dedication as a contributor in this lifetime and more importantly as our new President. They are all in for a warm surprise.

    [It's like Kanye or you for example Sakiya...You guys have always been talented leaders and superstars. It was just a matter of letting the world catch up to understanding that!]

    Also, please let me add that as a developing project manager (any success requires sound project management), I find it overwhelmingly rewarding that a power like the U.S. government who is normally so rigid in their efforts to advertise and portray themselves to the public, can innovate the way they conduct a campaign. Obama’s campaign was so well managed and marketed that it will be used in higher education and Corporate America as a benchmark for successful project management. The reason this means so much to me is because my innovative approaches have frequently been met with resistance to maintain the brand of the organization or party. I’ve always understood what they meant, however I also realized how much they were missing out by being so rigid and unwilling to embrace forward thinking approaches.

    My name is Euro and I’m proud to have shared my views and say that this is the first blog I have ever communicated on. In closing, I’d like to share my passion and summarize it in one sentence: “I have always been and always will be passionate about the way consumers experience media via emerging technology.”

    Back for the first time,

  • 5. arcitek  |  November 6th, 2008 at 8:02 AM

    As the president elect Obama’s speech came to a close last night, I could not help but sit and reflect, while trying to hide my tears for the others in the room.

    His words inspire all of us to be thinkers, dreamers, leaders, activists, opportunists, and most importantly, individuals. I was blessed with a family who taught me to see colorblind. I believe we can never deny or forget history, but we can decide that as a generation, it is time to start making our own history. I am so very proud to be an American today. Yes we can, yes we can.

    ‘i am he. as you are he. as you are me. and we are all together.’

  • 6. faSHIon FruiT  |  November 6th, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    I think the whole Obama Win is still an overwhelming experience to me.. Like i am still experiencing my Hangover..I am still full of tears and emotions for many reasons. This time The Good Did Prevail!! And History was made in the process… “Yesterday I went to Sleep Black and Today I Woke Up Proud”

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