Leon County Reactions of Election Night

By: Krystin Goodwin Email
By: Krystin Goodwin Email

A 21-month race finally comes to a close as Barack Obama will now take the reigns to lead the nation as President of the United States.

After a long and tough campaign, Obama defeated Arizona senator John McCain as he celebrated victory with a rally of 125,000 people in Chicago last night.

Some local citizens say both candidates' speeches were touching, and say they are ready for Americans to have a fresh start with a new leader.

"McCain gave a wonderful speech, ah...concession speech, where he praised Obama's campaign," said Samuel Willis, who is glad the election has come to an end.

"Ready for Inauguration day, and ready for some new blood," said Joanna Capece, who is also happy about a change.

"He touched so many different groups of people within the United States and it's just beautiful. It's just absolutely gorgeous," said Jessica Dandridge, as she describes Obama's acceptance speech.

Some Leon County citizens say they really enjoyed how inspired everyone was to get out and vote this year.

The Leon County Supervisor of Elections says 85 percent of citizens turned out to vote Tuesday.

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  • by TW on Nov 6, 2008 at 03:45 PM
    Don't hate the player hate the game! Barack didn't vote for himself, the country voted for him. So, I guess then you're actually a little bitter towards Am.? If Barack is a dem, then why on earth would he follow in Bush's footsteps. He is more than likely going to do the opposite. I understand that is just your opinon. ***OBAMA 08-12!!***
  • by Abigail Location: Florida on Nov 5, 2008 at 08:51 PM
    I agree with you Steve 110%. And to you anonymous...there was nothing wrong with Steve's grammer or English.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 5, 2008 at 06:15 PM
    I also hope the next four years include better education for STEVE. Apparently he was asleep during English class.
  • by Doglady Location: Tallahassee on Nov 5, 2008 at 03:07 PM
    Congrats Obama! Looking forward to the next four years!
  • by tiffany Location: tallahassee on Nov 5, 2008 at 02:11 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Steve Location: Tallahassee on Nov 5, 2008 at 01:09 PM
    Obamma has pulled a race to back him. Congratulations. My forcast for the next four years: multiple terrorist attacks on US soil, challenges from foreign nations, poverty levels will increase, increase in taxes, guns and ammunition taxed through the roof (not for the criminals),health insurance rate increase, small businesses closing, Biden becoming President. You got your wish, thats cool. But in four years, unless he is GOD, he will be voted out of office. Most people just voted for him because he is HALF black, while those of us that actually listened to his comments and promises and then took the time to check them out (and not on his website or affiliated website like Fact Check), Voted for McCain. So enjoy your next four years and don't YOU dare to complain or whine. Just shut up and eat your just rewards. Oh, I am a registered Democrat and Obamma is just another Bush who told a bunch of lies to get into the White House.
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