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My 3 year old son told us he wanted to watch the election with us... I know he has no idea what it is, but he got excited because we were watching it... I was telling him that we liked to see lots of blue, but he insisted that green should win... :)

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it's over. Yay Obama!!!!!!! I thought McCain's speech was very nice. Crowd not so much but I think McCain was very gracious.

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Calia - LOL what channel are you watching?? Also, how do you say your name? It looks so pretty! I think I've asked before. Is it Cay-lee-ah, or Cal-ee-ah, or something else?

Hello to my fellow Texans! (I'm an Aggie, too!) Hugs!
I think it was PBS haha don't know why he would watch PBS. My name is pronounced Kal-ee-uh thanks!! I used to hate it because Noone could pronounce it but now I love it be aide I'm different.

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Morgan! I think maybe we were separated at birth. Former aggies with very similar political views! I absolutely agree with everything you said!

foxytv - I find it interesting that we both had the same concerns - that our military is well taken care of and safe - yet we voted differently. This was a very important issue to me, and at the end of the day, I feel that Obama will take better care of both our veterans and those currently serving. It's interesting that we want the same thing but ultimately decided on different candidates, isn't it?! I think it's so interesting that there are so many different ways to interpret things.

One of my issues with McCain is that he is a very different person today than he was when he ran in 2000. He was actually in favor of higher taxes for the wealthy in 2000. I think he's a good man, but I feel he's had to change his position in order to get the Republican nod. The party has overtaken him it seems, and I don't feel that he's in control. I was so dissappointed in how his campaign was run, but I honestly don't think he would have run a campaign like that if he had been completely in control. I think if they would have let him be himself, he would have been much more successful. But that's just my opinion.

And, honestly, we already have a redistribution of wealth system. Even in Texas, a very conservative state, we have "robin hood" taxes where the tax dollars gathered in wealthy neighborhoods are funneled to schools in lower income areas. That's basically redistribution of wealth, but it is so important to me that kids growing up in lower income areas also have a good education. It stabilizes society and helps us prosper. (And this is coming from a former, very conservative, Republican!)

I really do think McCain is a good guy and I think he could have been a good president if they would have let him stick to his beliefs. But I think Obama is a natural leader and will greatly improve our nation and our relations with foreign countries. A leader like Obama does not come around very often! I am so excited at the prospect of having such a phenomenal person as our president. This truly is a monumental day!!!!

I appreciate everyone voicing their opinions and staying civil! This has been a great thread!

On another note....how late are you guys going to stay up to see the results?? I'm thinking I'm staying up until it's official!!
I think so. what is your blood type?

It's really interesting to see how texas divides up. Texas - State results
When I move back, i plan on picking one of the blue bubbles.

I was watching the results on NBC. they had this huge map on an ice skating rink. When a state would get called, they'd carry out a blue or red state to plop down on the map. do you think they made a blue & red version of every state? if so, where does the blue texas end up?

What an exciting night!

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I really do love McCain. He is a good, good man. Excellent speech.

 

But I am so happy Obama won! I am so proud of our country today! I cried while he was speaking! This is amazing! I think I will be skipping around patriotically for weeks!

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I want the blue Texas! I doubt they even made one, but I want it! I'd hang it up in my house! :)

 

Another thing I noticed during the speeches, and it may have been that people had different emotions over the results, but when McCain mentioned Obama, people booed. When Obama mentioned McCain, people cheered. Another example of how I feel that Obama is better at bringing the country together. But again, I know there were lots of emotions tied up in this and I don't really expect McCain followers to walk around cheering after his concession...

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I voted for Obama and I'm glad that he won! I think this country needed a change and I think that Obama will surround himself with the right people to get it done. It was a hard choice for me though. I try to really be informed and make a decision based on the issues. Both candidates had some big things that I didn't agree with, but when McCain picked Palin as his running mate he lost any chance of getting my vote. I just wouldn't be comfortable with her leading our country if anything ever happened.

 

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I'm also supporting someone who will have an adiminstration that won't practice fear based leadership.
I totally agree with this!

 

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I agree! I think its very important to have a president that can be respected by other countries around the world.
and this too...

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