Tuesday, November 4, 2008

We have a new president!

The first African American has been elected to our nation's highest office.  Incredible.  This is an historic day.

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

We've looked at several speeches so far this year and we heard a couple of good ones tonight.

Having just studied JFK's inaugural address, parts of Barack Obama's acceptance speech jumped out to me as being very Kennedy-esque.  Though it had strong echoes to JFK, it was also very much his own in tone.  I was rather impressed, but I'm interested to know what you think.

For those of you watching tonight, you also heard a very gracious concession speech by John McCain that struck a very different tone to what he put forth during the final month or so of the campaign.


  1. Hey,

    I know I haven't had all of my homework up. I got a pretty bad cold and it just won't go away. So I am working on getting caught up. I just put up the rest of last weeks homework up. I will have Mondays homework up by tomorrow at the latest. Sorry about the late work!!!!


  2. HEY I think I just caught an error!

    Shouldn't your last sentence in the first paragraph read "This is A historic day." instead of "AN historic day."?

    I believe Christine Ngo deserves some extra credit points now. (:

  3. H's are tricky. There are a number of fairly fine distinguishing points, however at this point in the development of English, an or a before an h is virtually personal preference. An historic is a bit archaic, but que cera cera. ;)