Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The candidate who understood the crucial power of technology and truly democratic nature of the internet won. The electoral college ratio was:
I enjoyed both speeches. McCain's speech was characterized by humility and selflessness and I was impressed by the way he delivered it. The full text an video is included in the previous post.
Obama's speech oozed the same collectedness and quietude many saw in him during the past 21 months of intense campaigning.
As most pundits have argued time and time again, this is historic.
Obama's opening speech says:
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.
It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled - Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America."
The full text is here:
The full video is here:
graph per google image