November 5, 2008

President-Elect Barack Obama

Today is a proud day. America has hit the reboot button. We have chosen hope for a new direction at home and abroad. We have chosen hope for prosperity and independence, science and technology, civility and unity. We have chosen Barack Obama as our next president of the United States of America.

I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief that this process is finally over. If you didn't catch it last night, both John McCain and Barack Obama gave great speeches about putting the partisanship behind us and coming together as one nation.

The poster shown above was found at Design for Obama. It refers to the Obama campaign's typeface of choice, Gotham by Hoefler & Frere-Jones.


Anonymous said...

What an amazing day in American history. I personally didn’t vote for Obama but am truly inspired by the positivity and global reaction resulting from his election. His energy is addicting and his demeanor inspiring.

His story is truly American. I’d love to dive into Obama’s mind and discover his motives and internal dialog. To go through a year of campaigning is very difficult, but to go through a year of campaigning and deliver a speech like that is truly inspirational.

What’s also fascinating is looking at the dynamic of who voted, how they voted, and what drove them to vote. Obama’s campaign created a wave of energy that grew bigger and bigger as his campaign moved forward, engulfing (in a good way) each supporter and supercharging them. How did they do this? It all started with a vision. Obama’s vision, planted deep within his mind, began to take root almost 2 years ago today. The power of his vision can teach every American citizen about how to accomplish goals using the powers of visualization and intention.

I looked into this vision questing further and found that many super-successful people have been using vision boards to help focus their mind and accomplish their dreams. A vision board is a collage of images pasted on a board that represent your desired outcomes, your goals, and dreams. By studying your vision board, your brain gains clarity on what is important to your success, the things you MUST accomplish. I found a site that allows you to download a free 8-step power plan to creating vision boards. I’d highlight recommend downloading it.

Jefferton said...

So basically...

Scrapbooking = President

Got it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The real damn shame of it all was that he didn't get the nod in 2000 instead. Hope Chris Rock tuned in and thought about his Sidney Poitier (sp?) joke after that speech concluded.

Glad so many had their fun either ridiculing or branding him a polarizing force as they would never have done when he was just another "old white guy" as lowly senator.

As Dennis Miller so well put it, "He gave our country six years of his life. I was willing to give him four years of mine."

Gracious in defeat. Class act til the end.

Oh, and yeah, I did like Obama's acceptance speech as well.


Jefferton said...

Yeah, M.C. Cain was never such a bad dude. A bit of a hair trigger on him if you ask me, but mostly I just couldn't stand the way he let what's her name go on with the polarizing. Made him look too much like Bushy.