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14 November 2008

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After the euphoria…
As an American abroad I was extremely interested in the election
  • My ballot was sent off in early October as it had to arrive before the end of October to be counted, so the later revelations couldn’t influence me
  • I was thrilled by the first paragraph of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech: ‘If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer’
  • It mirrors my love for my country’s ideals, which kept me going even when the current administration made me alternately furious and despondent

  • Trish Carn & Barbara Tonge, Eva Hopwood and Tim Baynes

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