This was for me, the democratic process at it's finest, high voter turnout, real discussion and a mandate for a different road than we've travelled for a while. People feeling that their vote was important, many voters gaining a sense of efficacy they had not had before. I am proud that our country has crossed a bridge with regard to racial equity.

This is momentous. I am full of optimism for what it must mean to the millions of African American youth that have another very positive role model to build upon and for what it means to my own children to live in a country where opportunity isn't reserved for a select few.

I am overwhelmed. I am encouraged. I am relieved. Quite frankly, I am also a little jubilant about being on the winning team for the first time in eight years.

I respect both President elect Barack Obama and John McCain and I earnestly respect the process.

On a more local note but also a fundamentally important issue, the results for a Constitutional ban on gay marriage rights, have not been announced.

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Anonymous said... November 4, 2008 at 10:10 PM  

God bless America! Even Florida got it right this year. BUT they got it wrong on their defense of marriage amendment. Hope it works out better in Cali.

Anonymous said... November 5, 2008 at 4:59 AM  

I live in Australia and we have all been paying close attention. I am very pleased too - congratulations on your new President-Elect.

Spatula said... November 5, 2008 at 6:53 AM  

I am so happy. And proud of you Amerikans for once :-D

It's just a total joy to see so many things go right this time around.

Gypsy said... November 5, 2008 at 1:14 PM  

If only the gay rights issues had been resolved more equitably, my jubilation would be complete. But one step at a time! And this is a huge one.

Anonymous said... November 5, 2008 at 1:21 PM  

w00t! I'm proud to be an American again! Whenever I traveled abroad, it was always..err..Bush? Bush who?

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