Whether you voted for Obama or you voted for McCain, you will have strong emotions about the outcome of the election, and I think that it is important to focus on the future of our great nation, and not necessarily on who won. This was definitely a close race when it came to popularity, and it saddens me that our country is still so divided about where we want it to go. I personally have always tended to vote more conservatively, but this year I went for the candidate that I felt would be the most likely to get us out of our slump and move us forward. Did I pick the right man? I have no idea...only time will tell, but I feel that we cannot continue on the path that we currently find ourselves on. My hope is that Obama will be able to bring some sort of unification amongst our politicians, as well as promote positive change, peace and equality.Even though I supported Obama, I do not think for a minute that John McCain is a bad guy, and I feel that he truly is sort of a maverick/renegade Republican, but I also feel that if he would have been elected, some of the key issues that I want changed, would not have been changed. This being said, I was very impressed by his eloquent speech last night, and I hope that he continues to play a part in our government. (To me, what is so sad about last night's election, was that I agree with some of the issues that both of the candidates put forth for change, and I just wish that we could have a "somewhere in the middle" political party. Why does everything have to be extremes?) I also realize, and I hope that those of you who voted for McCain realize as well , that I will not agree with everything that Obama does, and that it will take a long time for our country to get out of the mess that we are in, but I think that if we try to work together to find common ground, we will be able to accomplish this much more quickly. Anyway...I am excited that my my husband, my children and myself were able to be part of this historic election, and only time will tell what the consequences of last night's election will be... either negative or positive.
PS-I would probably have written this even if Obama had lost, it would just have a different tone to it. :)