An Historic Election

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

After weeks of voting, the ballots have been counted and the results are in, and the people of the United States watched history happen right before their eyes.

"It's over-the-top. I never thought I'd live to see a black man elected as the president of the United States, and I probably haven't completely wrapped my mind around all of it," Henry Burke, a local historian, said.

Burke has had the opportunity to meet and speak with the president elect. Obama campaigned in Nelsonville back in March, and Burke was honored to be one of the few supporters joining him on stage.

"It hadn't completely sunk in that this guy was probably gonna be the next president of the United States," he said.

And some local people agree that Barack Obama is the man for the job.

"I think we need a change, and let's just see what he can do," Joann Roberts from Parkersburg said.

"Maybe one day we'll get away from whether someone's African American or just American," John McQueen from Parkersburg said.

And in just a few months Obama will bring his desire for change to the oval office.

Obama will be inaugurated into office January 20th.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2008 at 01:47 PM
    666-Devils Here -4 more years- Yes We Can and Yes He Did.
  • by ZiggyZag Location: your bung on Nov 6, 2008 at 05:18 PM
    it was a historic election. It was historicaly rigged!
  • by Tina Location: Parkersburg on Nov 6, 2008 at 03:34 PM
    I watch and wonder if I was black. My ancestors had endured the mistreatment for centuries that is "black history". Would I not be in awe of this (yes historic) moment in history? I personally think the man's race, religion, nor heritage should by any means taint his accomplishments. I ask you: how is the vote of the religious right that votes purely based on those believes any different from a black american voting for this candidate who happens to appeal to them. I am not black and I voted for O'Bama...and I did so proudly because I think he at least has some vision. And just exactly "who" do you think is going to undo this undoing of our country in 1 yr?...3 yrs??? 1 term??? 1 decade??? There is no one with that ultimate power. Get REAL!
  • by Tammy Location: Ohio on Nov 6, 2008 at 03:15 PM
    Lisa, I have to agree with you. The man is an imposter who has greatly misled alot of people. People need to get into the Bible and read Revelation and II Chronicles. Hope we are not like Israel when they wanted a King and then regretted it when they got it. Wake up America!!!
  • by Barbara Location: Williamstown on Nov 6, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    Rachael, I can answer your question. A change IS coming, but it will NOT be for the better. He is already backing down on some of his campaign promises,just as I knew he would. This man simply cannot be trusted. The ones who voted for him are in for a big let down. Sorry to say, it will be at every Americans expense. Four years from now, we will be hearing the same old song and dance. But probably even more so than this election year. Don't know if anyone caught the part of his speech where he said "we will all need to sacrifice even more". Just how much more does he want??? Most people have already sacrificed all they can and still be able to exist.
  • by Brian Location: Marietta on Nov 6, 2008 at 09:04 AM
    George Bush the second is the anti-Christ. And we have been and will be, paying for his 8 years for a long time to come. How soon we forget what he has done to us. 5 trillion dollars added to the national debt because he is NO-TAX and keep spending.
  • by Rachel Location: Fleming on Nov 6, 2008 at 08:02 AM
    Regardless of the man's heritage the election is historic. I am very disappointed to see that this election is considered historic, and the other's are not? One does not make history as leader of our nation? It is what seems to be implied. Now I am not red, nor am I blue I just hope our nation made a wise choice. A change is coming, but will it really be for the better? Obama unnerves me.
  • by USMCMOM Location: Mid Ohio Valley on Nov 6, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    This country is going to be worse off, not because he's black, its because of his issuses and what HE belives in.You people that voted for him, ( Not Me)need to Talk to service men and women in the Military and listen to their views on how our newly elected wants to handle the war for 1 thing .Im just wondering if obama will even swear in on a bible....He's made a lot of promises but that was just to fool the public and get elected.He had cast his spell and got his wishes didnt he.....
  • by Minnie Location: L. Hocking on Nov 6, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    Let the back pedaling begin!!! At his acceptance speech, he has already stated that it may take a year or another term to fix things...hmmmm...sounds like same old same old politics to me. What happened to the change he promised. Maybe the people of this country better open their eyes...he has been a hypnotizing figure for those who voted for him, and now we all will end paying the price. Goodbye Plant Workers and Coal miners, Hello long unemployment and welfare lines. Hello terrorists and fanatical elements, come on over and bomb us and then we'll sit down & have a discussion on why you bombed us. Shame on the American people.
  • by Lisa Location: Parkersburg on Nov 5, 2008 at 08:06 PM
    Obama is the anti-christ
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