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    Democratic Presidential Nominee, Barack Obama and his family on election night in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. (David Katz/Obama for America)

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    1. Barry Longway [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      Great to receive an insight view during that "holy night" here.

      Thanks for constructing a Flickr accounf for us photo adepts...

      Hail wishes from Belgium again,

      Stef Christopher

    2. Barry Longway [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      & just want to tell freemanb100 how nice I think her comment up here is.

      I am "biracial" to in a sense...

      I feel Barack and all black people, they are in my heart..

    3. xz969 102 months ago | reply

      All of these photo captions say "Wednesday, November 5, 2008." I'm pretty sure the election was Tuesday, November 4, 2008...

    4. johanconradson 102 months ago | reply

      @xz969 And it was! Probally some overworked staff putting the wrong date there. LOL! But the name of the actual photo has the right date!

    5. barrylightbourn 102 months ago | reply

      This Change has been more than inspirational...

      It felt visceral. I cried the night of the election and I cry more now each time I see a further sign of how foundational this change is… it’s in all the comments here.

      I’m a white sixty year old Canadian/British male, psychotherapist for 37 years. I want to comment from that perspective on where I believe we’re going from here.

      Being moderately good at what I ‘do’ as a psychotherapist comes, I believe ;>) at least in part from my awareness of how we are all ‘split’. We are divided into differing sides of self - loving/fearful, awake/asleep, male/female, angry/defeated, forgiving/hateful - you name it. I work at healing that split in myself as well as in others (as they choose to!) We live, in those ways, in ‘duality’: we see ourselves as ‘just a body, mind and feelings here’ but we are also a ‘consciousness that animates this life process’.

      In 1971 I saw perhaps one male to 30 women. These days I often have more men than women to book for therapy. That change parallels, I believe, what Barack’s election is saying we can achieve.
      I grew up in a relatively privileged environment. Yet having been crippled at times by depression or anxiety, watching Obama I realized something fundamental. There is probably a part of each of the 6 and a half billion of us that has felt we Have To: 'sit at the back of the bus' - be vulnerable and have someone else in charge of our lives. Maybe the change he is facilitating is one we can each participate in. Maybe we can each risk being much more the Authors of our Own Stories… bridging our brokenness. I call it Switching Off Autopilot.

      Barry Johnston-Spooner, London, Ontario

    6. iSENAM 102 months ago | reply

      TO; foreignobsessed:- I think Obama's first hire was Joe Biden, a catholic ( like me ) for VP. I wish my new President good luck. Let start digging ourselves out of this mess.

    7. cmoorestl92364 102 months ago | reply

      hey USA in case you don't KNOW HOW AND WHY get yo BIBLES go to JUDGES 4:3-6 AND YOU WILL SEE OUR NEW PRESIDENTS NAME IN VERSE 6, KEEP IN MIND WE LIVE IN THE 20TH CENTRY, IN [VS3-4] SYMBOLIZES WHAT THE REPUBLICAN UNDER BUSH HAS DONE TO OUR NATION & WE THE PEOPLE CRIED INTO THE LORD FOR CHANGE , [VS4] PROFIT DEBORAH SYMBOLIZES HIS GRANDMOTHER WHOM RAISED HIM MAKIN SURE HE WAS WELL EDUCATED [OR] OPHRAH WHO SAW THE VISION BEFORE ANY OF US KEEP IT REAL PEOPLE SHE SAW THIS MANS GREAT WORKS 4 YRS AGO IN CHICAGO AND SHE WAS THE FIRST TO INDORSE HIM [VS5] SYBOLIZES ALL OTHER NATIONS & THE USA, [VS6] ABINOAM SYMBOLIZES HIS FATHER, BARAK WAS CALLED OUT OFF CHICAGO , TABOR SYMBOLIZES TO USA ,[ THE CHILDREN OF NAPHTALI & ZEBULUN SYMBOLIZES VICE PRESINDEN BIDEN AND BARAK'S CAMPAIN........ SO IF YOU WANNA KNOW HOW AND WHY GO TO THE WORD IT IN THERE I JUST 20TY CENTRY IT, COME ON PEOPLE KING HAD A DREAM GOD DOES GIVE SOME OF US VISION ASK BARAK AND VISIONS AND DREAMS COME TO PASS IT WAS ALREADY WRITTEN GET OVER IT HATERS GOD RATH AIN'T TO BE PLAYED WITH READ YO BIBLE ,HATERS OF GOD THE WORLD CHOOSE HIM DON'T ????GODS PLAN HE DON'T MAKE NO MISTAKES I HOPE TO ONE DAY MAYBE BE A GUEST ON HER SHOW AND SHARE THIS WITH THE WORLD AMERICA READ YOU BIBLE AND KEEP AN OPEN MIND.....GOD HAS BLESSED AMERICA................. OBAMA OBAMA

    8. domclavaud 102 months ago | reply

      félicitations...servez vous en bien...

    9. hoganj300 102 months ago | reply

      Obama is speaking with former Congressmen of Illinois's 17th district, Lane Evans. He is a staunch supporter and good friend of Obama's. Evans has battled Parkinson's Disease since 1995. His is known for his support of veteran affairs.

    10. chgomicki 102 months ago | reply

      I love the behind-the-scenes stuff!

    11. Barry Longway [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

      Chmoorstl: thank you; I did not know that story in the Bible. Impressive, how a new general wins a great battle, but in the end the ennemy generral is conquered by a woman. And the country had peace for fourty years, this chapter ends... I wish a blessed time of one or two generations to the US of A people with the help of this good and wise man at your top.

      (But, Chmoorstl: you must not read the Bible books as if they are an oracle!)

    12. turbotempo 102 months ago | reply

      We're so proud of you Barack!

      This is kind of making all the secret muslim rumors look silly now: www.digitalfuntown.com/videos/97

    13. lets_go_now10 102 months ago | reply

      Congratulation! Mr.President
      I looking forward wat will change in ur President's history of U.S.A.
      I hope u will bring all ppl in ur country and others to be better.
      I always cheer up u.
      Thx..
      Thailand / Singapore

    14. dinhuzir 102 months ago | reply

      Congrats Mr President Elect OBAMA. You Suffice in a Diversified Race USA that makes Everyone PROUD thruout the Globe. You Proved to the World that ANYONE can Aciheve the Impossible in RACE. Many Countries thruout the World are Still BACKWARD in this kind of Thoughts where Race is Concerned even though their Leaders and Citizens Acquired international Standard Qualifications. Very2 SAD Coz they are Coocooned in their Coconut Shell Beliefs and Ideologies and they tend to Stay there for eternity to safeguard their Selfish Interest and Own Race Existence. May God Bless You and America. Din Huzir. Singapore.

    15. rangerrobin 102 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing these great photos! Made me cry all over again!
      Congratulations!

    16. Leanne Michelle 102 months ago | reply

      amazing photo... captures what seems to be a very endearing person... my heart breathes a sigh of relief as I look at these photos. thanks for sharing!

    17. salor65 102 months ago | reply

      Congratulations !!!
      It seemed that the time had come even before the results was in. Finally, America has awaken up and put petty differences aside and choosen a president based on his policy and philosophy rather than the tint of his complexion. This world has enormous problems and it is time to face the problems togather as a nation and world community rather than a set of color struct bigots. I didn't live through slavery but my mother and all her siblings did and I remember the many stories of hardship and pain. I did live through segregation and it left a very distinct mark on my life. To see all this put behind us it truly seeing History being made. i only wish my parents and their siblings could see this and enjoy the moment.

    18. lisaraquistain 102 months ago | reply

      Someone was asking who else is in the photo. The brunette women is Erin Saberi, long time partner/girlfriend of Lane Evans. She has worked in politics in D.C. and now works for a national foundation for foster children and their families at Casey Family Programs in CA.

    19. lolla96 100 months ago | reply

      Although, president-elect, Mr. Barack Obama has been very vocal about equality for everyone in the country -- that no one should be a second-class citizen and Colin Powell. famous statement "Why should it matter?! Muslims and Arab Americans are no less American than anyone else", American Muslims have been left out so far. Despite the fact that 95 percent of registered Muslim voters cast their ballots for Obama, at the end of this Presidential campaign and just 2 days before the inauguration, Arab and Muslims-Americans remain at the margins of US politics. The Arab and Muslims-American community they too came from immigrant backgrounds. They too cared about traditional values. It seems that the rewards of outreach to Arab and Muslim Americans are too slight to justify the risk at a moment when some people regard the idea that a candidate is “an Arab” as a damning indictment. I demand Obama administration to immediately suspend its generalized phobia of most things Muslim and Arab. America needs Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans in positions of responsibility in our government -- and not just dealing with Arab-American and Muslim issues. This is important as America needs to keep open the doors of civic opportunity to all Americans however hyphenated.

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