Election Day 2008

on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

As you all know, today is election day in the United States. I have already sent in my absentee ballot about a couple of weeks ago. If you are an American citizen, have you voted yet? If you're not voting today, whether in person or via absentee ballot, why?

This is a big election for the United States, if not the world. There is going to be a "changing of the guard" in the White House. Either McCain or Obama. Either way it is going to be a first. The first woman Vice President or first African American president.

The majority, if not all, of my students at one point in time have asked me questions about the election and who I think will win. Italians are curious people and I mean that in a good way. My impression is that for the most part Italians would prefer to see Barak Obama as president. Several people have asked me directly almost making a subtle hint "Are you going to vote for Obama?".

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Milo said...

The entire WORLD is happy with the results of this election!

J.Doe said...

I voted absentee and don't know if my vote was counted or not, but I did vote.

Ann said...

Barack Obama has just made United States history being the first elected Black/African American president. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been quoted as calling Barack Obama as "tanned".... Makes me wonder what kind of Prime Minister Berlusconi is......

Anonymous said...

@ Obama is tanned. Omg LOL - what an odd comment, I say!

Milo, I'm afraid the world is not all that happy about Obama being elected. Left-wing radicals are already on the conspiracy bandwagon saying that Obama was elected by Affirmative Action and that the election came too close. But this is coming from Americanophobes - so it doesn't surprise me.

A much larger majority voted for Obama. But if you look at voter fraud and voter irregularities, one would know why.

Those who truly care about the welfare of people living in the whole world, will look at the glass half full and realize that the Republican ticket didn't win as the world and the US cannot take another Bush-term.

For those whom are happy, good on you! Most Americans are happy with you! :)

Anonymous said...

I meant to say, one would know why that Obama didn't get as many votes as shown in the media. I honestly don't think all the votes were counted and believe that a larger majority supported Obama.




Ann said...

The tanned comment from Silvio Berlusconi doesn't honestly surprise me, he's a little strange anyways, at least in my opinion. No, in April I did NOT vote for the guy either.

Of course there are the people tha have hopped on the conspiracy theory bandwagon about how Obama was elected as the next President. He's the first African-American president to be elected. But in all honesty, like virgomonkey has stated, I believe that the majority of the voters support Obama and do NOT want another Republican/Bushlike president in office. People voted for Obama not because of his skin color, but in the hopes of change. People are fed up with the current administration, people want CHANGE. I for one am one of those people. Now that the election is over, yes I admit I voted for Barack Obama and I am proud of that. I voted for Barack Obama because I felt and feel that he has the potential to change things for the United States of America. I hope he is able to improve things on the home front, improve foreign relations. While Bush is/was in office, I was almost ashamed to admit I was American. Whenever someone asked me where I am from, I would speak the truth and say that I am from the United States and the second thing I would come right out and say without being asked "No, I did NOT vote for Bush".

I agree Virgo, the United States people, myself included, cannot fathom the idea of putting up with another Republican president, let alone one similar to Bush.

The Bush Administration, along with the private health system and the current state of the American economy are the reasons why my Italian husband will not even consider moving to the United States. He obviously has no disrespect or any anti-American feelings, obviously. Otherwise we would have never gotten married.