WE MADE A DIFFERENCE!!!

November 5, 2008

Tonight’s results were wonderful–not just a win, but a solid mandate. More than that, the excitement and engagement of people all over the country about this election was tangible: people spending hours in line to vote, political discussions, celebrations with family and friends.

We did it. We made a difference.

Tomorrow is the first day of the new America.


Dear Friends,

Have you noticed the sun is shining brighter this morning? And the air is just that much easier to get into our lungs. After these long dark years, America has done it. We have sent a message to the world – enough of us really do, finally, get it. This country really can do great things, huge things, phenomenal things, audacious unbelievably wonderful things. Americans can hold our heads high, finally, again. We have our first truly global president. We have just made the world a better place. Even with all this work to do, it’s already better this morning.

I was getting our daughter ready for school this morning and reminded my husband we still needed to make a lunch for her. He answered, “What, can’t she eat hope?”

And just take note … swing states to whom we sent signs and/or buttons:

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Virgina
  • Missouri

And compare, swing states that have gone blue …

  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Virginia
  • Missouri remains too close to call, with 49.3% for Obama and 49.5% for McCain. Squeaker!

So – yes we can, yes we did – we joined hands with our friends in those states, and together with hundreds and thousands of others, we got this thing done.

We are going to have a beautiful and REAL family inhabiting the White House. A married couple who really love and respect each other and let that all show. Two beautiful little girls whose parents care for them more than anything. A role model family for us, our country, our world, front and center. Wow.


Michelle Obama on Leno

October 29, 2008

Michelle Obama on The Tonight Show.

I shop at J. Crew, Buy Online. View video of interview.


Come to Colorado!

October 28, 2008

COLORADO, HERE WE COME!!!!!

Campaigning in a swing state is the adventure of a lifetime. Barack needs hundreds of Northern Californians in Colorado for 2 or 4 days from 11/1 – 11/4. Catch a plane or drive 18 hours east. Barack needs you! Your country needs you!

Go to my.barackobama.com/page/s/oosco to learn more and sign up.

Or Come to Vegas!

If you absolutely cannot get to Colorado, go to Las Vegas! Visit Drive for Change to Nevada.

Travel for Change Blog Entry: What It’s Like

To get a taste of what it’s like to travel for change, read Wade Sanders’ post in the “Sunnyvale for Obama” blog, here:
Campaigning in Reno blog entry.


Silicon Valley for Obama

October 27, 2008

Watch this video!

Silicon Valley for Obama – October 25, 2008 from David Martin on Vimeo.

See also: Photos of “Obama Draws More than 100,000 at Denver Rally (October 26, 2008)


Obama’s “Defining Moment”

October 26, 2008

See also: Photos of “Obama Draws More than 100,000 at Denver Rally (October 26, 2008)


Texas Republican for Obama

October 24, 2008

Letter from a Texas Republican
October 21, 2008
by Thomas Schaller

“BTW, I am a white Southerner, the descendant of a Civil War-era Tory. My family was voting Republican by 1868, if not 1864 — way before all these Johnny-come-latelies, whose ancestors were in the Klan. Regardless, I cannot stand any more hubris, incompetence, cronyism, profiteering, lies, malfeasance, mismanagement, or perversion of justice — whether by Bush, his enablers in Congress, or their successors.”

Read the letter.


Obama Opens Double-Digit Lead

October 24, 2008

New Poll Shows McCain Ceding Ground on Taxes, Values; Palin Loses Shine

WASHINGTON — Sen. Barack Obama has opened up a double-digit lead in the presidential race, with a growing number of voters saying they’re now comfortable with the Democratic nominee’s values, background and ability to serve as commander in chief, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

The Wall Street Journal
October 22, 2008
Read the article.