I was honestly surprised at the speed with which the results came back. I was not anticipating a result until late into our night if at all today. I anticipated a much closer race. Apparently the popular vote was closer, but Obama wiped the floor in the electoral college.
I would posted pictures, but we were not allowed any electronic equipment in the Embassy. Apparently, I could have used my camera, but only under supervision and that seemed like too much hassle.
I was moved by the historic moment, but not nearly as moved as many of my fellow Americans in the room who were in tears when the results were announced. I guess this isn't the sort of thing that I get emotional about.
Congratulations America on your election and congratulations to our new President-Elect Barack Obama.
PS. So the reason why I didn't get to vote, was I was unable to convince Florida to give me an absentee ballot
P.P.S. Obama took Indiana. I was claiming we hadn't voted for a Democrat since Kennedy, but apparently we voted for LBJ too.