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    Barack Obama is elected President of the United States

    The first ever African American has won the US election and is the new president of the United States. I have to admit that I never thought I would see this day. But while I am happy for all African Americans I am skeptical of his views and inexperience. How will he handle the situation with Iran and North Korea? How will he handle Iraq? How will he rebuild the broken economy?

    I wonder what Elvis would have thought of this historical day? Just 40 years ago Elvis was singing for peace and unity with If I Can Dream. Now his and Dr King's dream has come true.

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    I'm sure both Elvis and Martin would be very excited and proudand i'm sure there both looking down at this beaming with pride
    I"m proud as well,and excited
    Go Obama!

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    America has spoken. In 4 years we'll see how wise we were.

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    i doubt that if elvis was here he would have voted for Obama not that he is racist but he tended to be conservative republican
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    I think Elvis was somewhere in the middle..which is where both candidates kind of were..but I kind of think he would have voted Obama...
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    despite the political standpoints of Obama, America clearly voted for optimisme and the desire for a bright future. The fact that he's a young, black person shows it even more.

    So without judging republicans, this election showed that democracy is still alive. Just as Elvis, Obama is right now living the American dream: you can become the president of the USA, despite your background or race.

    I wish him, and all Americans all the best for the coming years. There's a lot of work to be done.
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    ..we will see what obama has accomplished after his first term .......if i was an american i would of votEd 4 obama also..america right now is flat on it face in really sorry shape...thank god the troops in raq will soon be home in time slowly but surely they will return home im just glad america gave obama the chance. now its up to obame to diliver the goods.....i like him..wow from the back of the bus to the front of the bus IN THE DRIVERS SEAT..CHANGEAS OF LAST NIGHT IT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED. SO THERE IS HOPE. AS FOR ELVIS who KNOWS WHO HE WOULD OF VOTED FOR I DUNNO
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    President Obama certainly has his hands full and I wish him all the best. I'm proud the United States showed they were finally ready for a change. I personally feel we have hope again.

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    Regardless of personal beliefs and desired outcomes for this election, there is no denying the magnetism of this guy and it is hard to not be excited and optimistic. It is also a source of pride that my country elected an African American to the highest office in the land.

    Elvis had conservative leanings obviously but I don't get the impression he followed politics enough to really be classed as more Democrat or Republican -- he never voted, after all. But I think his philosophy can be summed up pretty well in one line from his letter to Nixon: "I Call It America And I Love It."

    By the way, this is something of a worldwide event so it is natural that we would want to talk about it here. We normally discourage any talk of politics at all because such discussions usually go south. Being an exceptional happening, this thread is exceptional and I would just kindly ask that negative comments be kept out of this thread. Thx.
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    elvis sang this but its oh so true right now
    its almost the words obama was using

    chance is what amerika need

    god bless obama

    chance of habit

    If you're in old habits
    Set in your old ways
    Changes are a-comin'
    For these are changing days
    And if your head is in the sand
    While things are goin' on
    What you need, what you need,
    What you need is a change of habit

    Now if you're in the habit
    To let your temper fly
    When you talk with people
    Who don't see eye to eye
    And if you don't believe it
    There's a newer world ahead
    What you need, what you need,
    What you need is a change of habit

    A change of habit, a change of outlook
    A change of heart, you'll be all right
    The halls of darkness
    Have doors that open
    It's never too late
    To see the light

    So if you're in the habit
    Of putting people down
    Just because they're different
    From the wrong side of town
    Well, don't count on any medals son
    They're pinning none on you
    What you need, what you need,
    What you need is a change of habit

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    Iīm Spanish,but that thing about seems to me brillant(Obama) really to changed the history i the world,surely that it fulfills what LUTHER KING could not do,it has been the best thing for all in general.

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    i stayed up till the small hours watching the votes come in i think its fantasatic the barack got in it was time for a change and obama birngs that change martin lther king tried to bring the change 50 yeras ago and its finally come true i think the victory speach was full of hope and all we can do is wait and see what happens next

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferry duivesteijn View Post
    elvis sang this but its oh so true right now
    its almost the words obama was using

    chance is what amerika need

    god bless obama

    chance of habit

    If you're in old habits
    Set in your old ways
    Changes are a-comin'
    For these are changing days
    And if your head is in the sand
    While things are goin' on
    What you need, what you need,
    What you need is a change of habit

    Now if you're in the habit
    To let your temper fly
    When you talk with people
    Who don't see eye to eye
    And if you don't believe it
    There's a newer world ahead
    What you need, what you need,
    What you need is a change of habit

    A change of habit, a change of outlook
    A change of heart, you'll be all right
    The halls of darkness
    Have doors that open
    It's never too late
    To see the light

    So if you're in the habit
    Of putting people down
    Just because they're different
    From the wrong side of town
    Well, don't count on any medals son
    They're pinning none on you
    What you need, what you need,
    What you need is a change of habit
    It's funny to me that you posted this because I just bought the Let's Be Friends CD a couple days ago and I was playing this song yesterday thinking how it really is a good song, not just for a movie song and not fitting only into the movie context (though the play on the word 'habit' which is clever is otherwise missed). It was the last song I played yesterday and the first thing I played this morning, and its relevance here was not lost on me either. It's cool that you made that same connection.
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    My fellow Obamericans..

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonniebealestreet View Post
    because such discussions usually go south.
    Why should it be a bad thing? Elvis was born there...

    Being elected as the president of the United States will confront him with situations bringing things he's never quite prepared for.

    Interests of oil and weapon industry are something to keep in mind and if one would resist such policy you'd have to stay on your toes like a midget at a urinal.

    I was hoping for a handicapped lesbian Palestinian person to win the elections, but it was not to be.
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    I wish Obama the best of luck ,..

    Somebody in our house was not too happy with the result last night.

    I am not able to vote yet, but to me " May the best man win "...



    I was a little surprise to learned that Barrack Obama used to attend a primary school in Jakarta Indonesia... HEY THATS NEAR MY HOMETOWN ...

    So i did a little research and I found this interesting story:

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20081105...a-87aac06.html

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    What has this guy accomplished? Nothing. He spews rhetoric and the Obama followers listen and believe everything they hear without question.
    Doesn`t surprise me one bit that a nation consumed with celebrity worship has elected a man with no character.
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    Obama has his hands full, I wish him good luck! I didn't think highly of Bush, but he was there for two terms (8 yrs) and it will very hard to undo the damage he's done...just my opinion...

    Like most of you have said, we will see how well Obama does after 4 years! It will not only affect the U.S. but other countries, as well.

    Best of luck to him!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    President Obama certainly has his hands full and I wish him all the best. I'm proud the United States showed they were finally ready for a change. I personally feel we have hope again.

    Diane
    I am not the Obama fan that my kids are-but he seems smart, chrismatic and is tough enough to have endured all he has in this campaign. I have heard Repubican pundits calling his campaign the best run in modern history-high praise from the opposition. His spread the wealth comments to Joe the Plumber were not smart and they were not answered well by his campaign.
    The idea that he was starting a "new program" to take money and give it to people who paid no tax was just not true. The Earned Income Tax Credit program was started in 1975 by Republican Gerald Ford and every president since then has increased it. It does give refundable credits to working families who do not end up owing any income tax-they do pay all other payroll taxes. Reagan called it a great tool to keep people working and striving to get ahead. Corporations had got refundable tax credits for decades to keep them open and running-this is the same idea for low income working families.
    Not once did I hear an Obama spokesman identify where this program started and ask, "Are Ford, Reagan, Bush and Bush2 socialists"? It was the perfect answer to this accusation made against Obama. The progressive tax system we have in the US is always moving wealth from one source to another, "bottom-up" and "top-down" How did I get so sidetracked?

    But now the fun is over for Obams-he has to actually make good on his promises and handle this economic mess the US (and world) has been in for a good 12 months going back to late 07 and deal the wars on 2 fronts.
    Its a tough road to hoe!

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    I know many members here are not citizens of the US and I am not sure what opinion you may have of our country. Although I am an Obama fan and do not agree with his political platform, I am proud that he has been able to make history as being the first African American president elected of our country. It was only 40 years ago that MLK was shot in Memphis and that was a terrible thing for our country.

    But as an American, we still have to respect our current leader. I found this article today and I would like to share it. I am ashamed by the way our citizens treat our president.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122584386627599251.html
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    I kinda feel sorry for Mccain as I think the economic crisis (which wasn't his fault ) cost him the election

    I bet Mccain feels real bad knowing that he lost to an inexperienced first term senator.

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