Suddenly, everything is peaceful, and the sky is sunny, and the day is warm.
And so it came to pass that on Nov. 4, 2008, shortly after 11 p.m. Eastern time, the American Civil War ended, as a black man â.. Barack Hussein Obama â.. won enough electoral votes to become president of the United States.
And there was dancing in the streets…
And yet, only 64% turned out to vote. And that’s some kind of record in the U.S. Sure, it’s not nearly as bad as Canada’s 59% this past election, though ours was more of a farce: it was the third election in four years, and it ended up forming a third consecutive minority win, which hasn’t happened since the sixties.
I guess all the Republicans stayed at home?