Wednesday, November 05, 2008

America is Changing

Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama! The Democrats have transformed the US's electoral landscape, winning in states such as Indiana and Virginia that have not voted blue in decades.

Impressive too is the list of states where the Democrats came remarkably close: Missouri (less than 6,000 votes separating the two candidates with 2.9 million ballots cast); Montana (50% McCain - 47% Obama); and Georgia (52% McCain - 47% Obama).

Elsewhere too, Obama's Democrats made impressive challenges on their opponents' home turf, such as in North and South Dakota (winning 45% in both - by way of contrast, Clinton won no more than 40% in ND back in 1996); Texas (44%); South Carolina (45%) and Arizona (45%). Several of these may well become swing states in four years time.

7 comments:

Kelly USA said...

America is Changing? We shall see.

Anonymous said...

cette élection est un énorme espoir pour tout le monde, il ne reste plus qu'à attendre à l'observer faire...

Paulene Angela said...

I must admit I had tears in my eyes whilst watching Obama's victory speech, I felt the sheer joy and positive thoughts of "Yes We Can" from his supporters faces.
Having said that, John McCain's speech has also won my respect.
It is all very exciting, we must never lose hope.

Corey Patton said...

I had no idea that Obama was so acclaimed around the world.

Kristie said...

Hi Daniel: It must be very interesting to have followed our election results from such a mathematical perspective as yours. My perspective is of one who is so grateful that Obama was elected and that Bush will be out. I agree, America is changing...

Mensajero de Orión said...

The whole world is needing a great change, and we all expect Obama to be the man that can make this hope turn into a reality.

Regards from the outside space messengers, actually located in Spain. ;-)

Marisa said...

Good news for (almost) everyone, (almost) everywhere.

Hopefully such change could serve as an inspiration to nation leaders worldwide and most of all, in our lives.

Greetings from Indonesia, Daniel!