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Tomorrow is the big day.

This is really the only thing I’m thinking about. I want this so much for my family, my friends, my country, and our world. Please, please. Let this happen.


(Obama 2008 poster by Lance Wyman)

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  • Reply Adam November 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Amen to that!

  • Reply Michele November 3, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    He’s got my vote! I am so nervous that it’s all I can think about too.

  • Reply Laura November 3, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    I am with you 100%. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a steadfast voice crying in the cyber wilderness.

  • Reply verhext November 3, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    voted already! i am also so so so nervous and i keep crying.

  • Reply krista November 3, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    please please please

  • Reply annie November 3, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    i can’t believe it’s finally here. i only wish i could vote.

  • Reply Sarah November 3, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I can’t wait to pull that lever tomorrow. Go Obama!!!

  • Reply Lien November 3, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Recent reader of your blog!! Hoping it happens for you guys as well. We’ll be keeping watch from here in Aus.

  • Reply Gene November 3, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Amen to that!

  • Reply holly November 3, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    ‘bamas got this 🙂 im pretty confident.

  • Reply bethany joy November 4, 2008 at 12:01 am

    voted already. so excited and nervous!!!
    I am in AZ and am loving that Obama made our state a toss-up!

  • Reply christiana November 4, 2008 at 1:06 am


  • Reply jennifer in sf November 4, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Seriously. It should be a holiday as there is NO way I’ll actually be working once results start coming in!

  • Reply Kyli November 4, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Fingers crossed here in Australia…We want this for you, for the whole world.

  • Reply Katja November 4, 2008 at 3:16 am

    I’ve been following the election coverage from over here in Finland and hope so much that it turns out well and Obama wins! (And what a cool poster!)

  • Reply Thessa November 4, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Good luck from Portugal. This election is a major world event.

  • Reply Lillian November 4, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Fingers crossed in Austria!

  • Reply rachel November 4, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Fingers crossed here too. Emails to and from friends in Canada and here in Britain show that we are as consumed with anxiety about this election as you are. We can only hope that America will do the right thing, and make a huge difference to the rest of the world.

  • Reply Sarah November 4, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Will be watching from down here in Sydney! And I’m hoping that all those Obama supporters actually get out and vote today! You HAVE TO VOTE!!! (Oh and why don’t they have voting on a weekend there in the US?? Having it on a weekday when people are working is whack-o – do they want people to vote or not??!!!)

  • Reply Maria Inês November 4, 2008 at 5:16 am

    like Thessa, good luck from Portugal, i think that after bush the whole world should have the right to vote:)

  • Reply Jo November 4, 2008 at 6:29 am

    We are thinking of you all here in Aus. We got the change we wanted last year. Please God let it be your turn!

  • Reply Jemma November 4, 2008 at 6:49 am

    I can’t stop thinking about it and I’m not even American. I can’t imagine what it’s like for you. Thank you for voting…I wish I could!

  • Reply Anna at D16 November 4, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Sarah, voting is on a weekday in the US to prevent possible conflicts with any religious groups on Saturdays or Sundays. Beyond that, there are a myriad of reasons why it’s on that day that it’s on, most of them completely outdated (related to farming and horse transportation, etc.). That said, many states DO have early elections that allow advance voting prior to election day, but New York does not. I wish we did!

    Evan and I both have the day off and will be up late, late tonight I’m sure. We are so excited! As soon as the installation of our new oil tank is complete, we’re off to do our voting duty. A bit less dramatic in NY than in other states, but exciting nonetheless. (It’s finally today!)

  • Reply Sara November 4, 2008 at 8:22 am


    I can’t wait to get my election night party/Obama cupcake making started!!

    This is such an important day and will go down in history!

  • Reply belinda November 4, 2008 at 8:32 am

    big day today. i’m voting in spirit.

  • Reply Kathy November 4, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Couldn’t agree more! GO OBAMA!

  • Reply stephanie November 4, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Waiting with bated breath here in Ohio. I don’t know how I am going to make it through the day – so much nervous energy.

  • Reply read me... November 4, 2008 at 9:38 am

    fingers & toes crossed in London for you all… the world needs Obama, that’s for sure! X

  • Reply mara November 4, 2008 at 9:40 am

    just voted for obama in missouri, hoping for once my state will go blue.

  • Reply Paul November 4, 2008 at 9:47 am

    I’m just ready to get it over with.

  • Reply tanya November 4, 2008 at 10:06 am

    canada for obama here. i sincerely hope your country gets it right this time.

  • Reply erin@designcrisis November 4, 2008 at 10:19 am

    I love that the whole world is for Obama!!!

    Yes we can!

  • Reply megan November 4, 2008 at 10:40 am

    amen to that, sister!

    i’m in florida and cast my vote this morning–apparently much of my county early voted, so i was relieved that my precinct was calm and drama-free (especially after the 2000 debacle, ugh–here’s hoping that calm continues).

    so nervously hopeful here. i’m going to be up late tonight, too!

  • Reply lauren alane November 4, 2008 at 11:25 am

    I cannot even focus on work. I am dying to sit in front of my tv and probably start crying dramatically when the election is called.

  • Reply Jessica November 4, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I was so thrilled when I voted today, it was amazing to check off Obama’s name. I can’t wait and that is an awesome poster!!

  • Reply E November 4, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I just voted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING. Obama!!

  • Reply Kathy November 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I live in Chicago and have a ticket to the Obama event tonight. I am nervous, excited and overwhelmed at the prospect of being part of this historic night!

  • Reply amanda November 4, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Well I know it’s not the popular thing right now but I’m voting for McCain. I really do believe he’s the best for the job. Please no one call me names or anything. I don’t do that to Obama supporters. Even though we don’t share the same political views, I still love this blog!

  • Reply fee verte November 4, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    All of my thoughts from France and England!!!

  • Reply Suki November 4, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    I just don’t get why people are so invested with Obama. Tell me other than the fact that he said he is for change, is he the most qualified? Just by reading these comments, I see how much Bush is hated around the world, but who cares what other people from other countries think. Bush or not, this is still the best country to live in, because people in it make it so, not Bush and most certainly not Obama. Btw I am not a McCain supporter either.

  • Reply Ana November 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Ditto! I’m shaking in my boots with anticipation over the election. These are exciting times! Go Obama/Biden!

  • Reply Kristin November 4, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    I casted my vote is hopes for the same thing. the line was long but soooo worth it. GO OBAMA!

  • Reply Mel Design Heaven November 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    anna – its a very exciting and scary time for everyone. I only hope the right person gets in this time. best wishes from dublin, ireland.

  • Reply Thessa November 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    This is cool! Google Maps has real-time election results

    Olá Inês!

  • Reply MelBomba November 4, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I’m from australia and I’m hoping he wins as well!

  • Reply Anna at D16 November 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Suki: In an ideal world, someone like Dennis Kucinich or Ralph Nader (both of whom I have the utmost respect for) could win the US presidency. We have the system we have, though, and this country is in a horrible state in a number of ways right now. I voted for Nader in 2000 because I truly believe in what he stands for, and I did it not thinking that he would win, but that he could gain enough votes to receive federal funding for the Green Party in the next election. I live in New York state, so there was absolutely no risk that my vote for Nader would put Bush at an advantage. This country—and the world—have changed dramatically since 2000, though, and I think it’s very important that I stand up and make very clear who I want to WIN this election. Let’s be realistic: It’s either going to be Obama or McCain, and I think a McCain presidency would be a horrible, dangerous thing for this country (not to mention what could result from Palin holding a national office). For me, there is no option to even consider voting for anyone but Obama.

    For the record, I do care what people from other countries think, and I believe that not caring puts us as nation (as well as the rest of the world) in serious danger. Hasn’t that kind of isolationist attitude gotten us in enough trouble already? I also don’t think ANYONE is truly “qualified” to be president unless they have already held the office. A person who has spent a long career in government representing standpoints that are completely at odds with what this country needs is no more “ready” to lead the US than someone who has demonstrated, solidly, that they understand how to unite, lead, and take us in the right direction going forward. (I hear a lot of griping about how Obama is “smooth talker”, but don’t underestimate the value of a good speaker. Look at Roosevelt or Kennedy or Clinton, and what they accomplished with words—and what a horrible effect GWB’s poor speaking ability has had on the entire world!) I call foul on anyone who claims that the ability to lead is determined by age. I chose a candidate to support based on my own personal ethics; my feelings about the future of the US economically, socially, and environmentally. Additionally (and this may seem like a fine detail to some), I think an African-American president will be a wonderful thing for this country socially, and I don’t think we need to diminish that fact.

    p.s. Everyone: GO, GO, GO OBAMA! I am truly touched by all of these comments, particularly from those of you who live in other countries. It means SO MUCH to know that you’re here with us Americans in spirit. We appreciate it more than you can imagine.

  • Reply Helena November 4, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    I’m not American but I have my fingers crossed for OBAMA !
    ” Yes YOU can “.

  • Reply Lesley November 4, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Voted for Obama this morning! Now just playing the waiting game, which is making me crazy!!!

  • Reply Barb F (Australia) November 4, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    I am in Australia and we have the US election coverage on TV from 11am today! I think the world is such a small and integrated place now that we can’t afford not to be interested in what other countries are doing politically – and of course, economically (as we’ve all seen recently). Today is a very important day in history and it’s pretty amazing that we will be able to tell our children that we got to watch it all unfold.

  • Reply nina November 4, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    On your side! 85% of the Dutch people is with you supporting Obama…

  • Reply chrispito November 4, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you, Anna, for your eloquent response. I realize that some Americans don’t care much for the political opinions of non-Americans, but I’m glad you do.
    As someone already pointed out: everyone is connected. American policies effect the ENTIRE WORLD. That’s why people care about the outcome, regardless of which country they’re a citizen of!

  • Reply ashley November 4, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Reading all these posts of support from international bloggers here is so encouraging and inspiring! Our world is much, much too integrally connected today to ignore what the rest of the world thinks, and commands. I voted almost a week ago (SO glad we have early voting here in N.C.) and will be up late watching, bottle of chilled Proseco at the ready. Gobama!!!

  • Reply DiP November 4, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Well, I just got back from the polls and got rear ended in the parking lot by a McCain supporter!!!
    She says “I think I just hit your car…” No kidding!
    When she saw my Obama sticker, she got snotty! SNOTTY!!!
    “Well if your going to get it fixed I’ll have to call my insurance company!”
    We lady, you hit ME!!!!
    We sure better pull this out!

  • Reply momo November 4, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    We’re all holding our breath in Oz, too, Anna! As you say so eruditely, the U.S. choice of president impacts all around the world in so many ways. You guys have a big responsibility as does every nation to care and understand what its leaders represent. GO OBAMA!

    FYI: Yesterday one of our TV stations was reporting “Obama expected to win U.S. presidency” on all news break headlines. Was strange “news” in a crystal ball, but hopefully correct!!!!

  • Reply suzanne November 4, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    It’s happening! It is really happening!

  • Reply DiP November 4, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    We have turned the corner!
    Hugs all around!!!

  • Reply Suki November 5, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Anna, I agree with you, based on the choices we had, Obama was the “better” choice between the two. And I hope you are right that this “smooth talker” can follow and accomplish as well as those president.

  • Reply jonathan@dailydesignspot November 9, 2008 at 9:35 pm


    as a canadian living in the US i was sadly unable to vote.. andrea got to though!!

    there are so many obama prints out there but i had not seen this one from lance wyman…. and i love his work!



  • Reply Sarah January 8, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Hi Anna,

    I recently discovered your blog and I adore it. I am looking into buying the Obama Poster off ebay as a birthday gift for my husband, but am curious how much it originally cost. Would you mind letting me know?


  • Reply Anna at D16 January 8, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Sarah, I don’t remember! Maybe $40? $60? Less than $100, I’m sure of that!

    I’m also sure that it increased in value the moment Obama was elected, though, so I have no idea what a fair price on eBay would be now.

    Good luck! It’s a beautiful poster — rich inks, very heavy paper.

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