Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Best of: Election Aftermath Coverage on the Interwhebs

What the Celebs have to say:

•Oprah Winfrey was at Grant Park in Chicago when Obama gave his acceptance speech. "It feels like hope won," she told Britain's BBC News. "It feels like there's a shift in consciousness. It feels like something really big and bold has happened here, like nothing ever in our lifetimes did we expect this to happen." She talked about how no longer will there be just red states and blue states, and that "the color purple rules."

•Director Spike Lee also weighed in. "It's a great day, it's a beautiful morning, a new dawn, a new beginning — not just in America but the world over."

•George Clooney issued a statement early Wednesday, "I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic victory, and now it's time to begin unifying the country so we can take on the extraordinary challenges that this generation faces."

•Hip-hop superstar Diddy, who posted videos online supporting Obama, said, "I felt like my vote was the vote that put him into office. … And that may not be true but that's how much power it felt like I had."

•Jamie Lee Curtis wrote a long thank-you note to Obama posted Wednesday on the Huffington Post website. On her list, "Thank you for understanding World History, Geography, countries and cultures, religions, customs and America's tarnished reputation in those very countries. Thank you for voting against the War and for continuing to voice that opposition."

What the World has to Say

Photo Essay: The World Reacts

Missouri Returns by County, great map...a whole lotta red...

Video: Colbert Tears Up After Obama Win

YouTube Vid: The Obamas are "Moving on Up"

Mandela: All Can Dream of a Better World After Obama Win

EU sees Obama victory as chance to work together.

NPR- Believing in the Political Process

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