Roth on Obama Victory, Wes Reactions

President Michael Roth‘s latest Huffington Post column is up, about his observations of the post-election impromptu campus-wide party, and his musings on President-elect Obama:

In the euphoria the Election night victory, I watched our Wesleyan students celebrating the victory of a man whom they had embraced and in whom they had invested their hopes. Although all were aware of the polls predicting a victory, I don’t think many of them quite believed it would happen. They waved an American flag, chanted “O-bam-a, O-bam-a,” and felt a powerful sense of hope in our collective future. When somebody played “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” over the speakers, these young men and women danced with enthusiasm at a song they no longer associated with their parents but with our new president-elect.

…I thought of our President-elect’s Commencement Address… as I watched our students celebrating this stage in their political education and in the complex narrative of Barack Obama. It was a raucous party, and the celebrations took place in a context of political and social stability unburdened by fear. This is nothing to take for granted… We could express our joy and excitement while also inviting those who supported the Republican ticket to join in what was turning into a party for our political process. One of our students approached me to say that patriotism isn’t a sentiment you feel only when your candidate wins. He is right, and I trust that in the months and years ahead we will remember our strong feelings of solidarity on Election night even as we disagree about policies and governmental tactics.

Is he talking about Mytheos?

Also, check out his RothBlog about it:
Roth on Huffington Post: Bringing the Stories Together

20 thoughts on “Roth on Obama Victory, Wes Reactions

  1. Anonymous

    Or, it could have been an Obama supporter who said it. This election did more for the country than please partisan Democrats.

  2. Anonymous

    Or, it could have been an Obama supporter who said it. This election did more for the country than please partisan Democrats.

  3. Anonymous

    that’s not hating on mytheos … it’s just being realistic. even if there is a contingent of conservatives on campus, none of them are very vocal besides mytheos.

  4. Anonymous

    that’s not hating on mytheos … it’s just being realistic. even if there is a contingent of conservatives on campus, none of them are very vocal besides mytheos.

  5. Anonymous

    that’s barely hating on Mytheos. if he was talking about him, it should be a compliment that Mytheos would be so high-minded and bipartisan.

  6. Anonymous

    that’s barely hating on Mytheos. if he was talking about him, it should be a compliment that Mytheos would be so high-minded and bipartisan.

  7. Anonymous

    I don’t think I’ve ever experienced my parents listening to that song but I’ve always loved it anyway. Sheesh Roth, way to make assumptions about my background as a young American adult.

  8. Anonymous

    I don’t think I’ve ever experienced my parents listening to that song but I’ve always loved it anyway. Sheesh Roth, way to make assumptions about my background as a young American adult.

  9. Anonymous

    yeah srsly. hating on the Right Wing here at PCU is kind of lame, like we agree with you and shit but you saying it out loud is unnecessary. let him do his thing and you do yours

  10. Anonymous

    yeah srsly. hating on the Right Wing here at PCU is kind of lame, like we agree with you and shit but you saying it out loud is unnecessary. let him do his thing and you do yours

  11. Anonymous

    yo leave off of mytheos, he’s just living his lifeand it makes you an annoying liberal. which is annoying.

  12. Anonymous

    yo leave off of mytheos, he’s just living his life
    and it makes you an annoying liberal. which is annoying.

  13. Anonymous

    Who associates stevie wonder with their parents? Just because art originates before our time doesn’t mean we can’t have a personal connection to it. Is Faulkner associated with my grandparents, or are these figures timeless and personally relevant to anyone who takes the time to study them? Told I am only able to gain insight from the product of my own generation, a tortured soul I’ll become.

  14. Anonymous

    Who associates stevie wonder with their parents? Just because art originates before our time doesn’t mean we can’t have a personal connection to it. Is Faulkner associated with my grandparents, or are these figures timeless and personally relevant to anyone who takes the time to study them? Told I am only able to gain insight from the product of my own generation, a tortured soul I’ll become.

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