- Posted November 5, 2008 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Obama makes history
Election Night Party at the University of Oregon
As most of you have heard, Senator Obama has won the presidency. This
is truly a historic and wonderful moment for America. After two years
of debates and predictions, Election Night has finally come, and people
have finally come together to create change.
Here at the UO, the Election Night party was a hit. Loads of people
turned out to watch CNN and Stewart and Colbert on big screens and to
cheer on their candidate - the majority of which were cheering on
Things were looking good only an hour in or so, which left the place pretty relaxed. Even though the numbers looked good, and it was clear
Obama was going to win, it was still an incredible shock and hard to
believe that Obama had won. I came of age during the Bush
Administration, and witness horrors that I had only read about in
discussion with the 1960s and 70s. I came to realize that the
government isn't always your friend and you can't always trust it.
After eight years of this, the "American Idiot" era, I knew we had to
have some change, and I was thrilled this was my turn to voice my
None of us could believe how quickly it all played
out, or how humble McCain was in his speech. The longest wait of the
night seemed to come when awaiting Obama to give his acceptance
speech, but it was well worth the wait, because it was one of the most
amazing speeches A new dawn is breaking on America, one of hope and
opportunity. I now know that my choice about my body is safe, our
troops wil come home within good time, and the economy will recover
just in time for me to enter the work force. Thank you to those who
voted, and thank you Obama.
Photos: taken by personal friend, Megan Hill, in photos, myself, and boyfriend, Patrick Arlt.