Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President Obama

We have a new President, a black man, and I cannot believe it has happened in my lifetime. As we watch the election coverage, it appears the projections have shown Obama having crossed the 270 electoral college votes.

We're watching one of the local stations (our @#$%#$# satellite is missing some channels tonight) and it's absolutely amazing. As we talk with the kids, Tia and I agree that non-minorities just can't really understand how huge this is. Voting for someone of color, after what has happened in the past, is just huge.

I didn't vote for Obama. I picked the Libertarian, hoping that party will grow, but I recognize and am amazed that we actually elected someone of color to lead this country. I think he'll be a good leader (I think McCain would be as well), and an inspiration to so many people. Minorities and many educated people think so as well.

I do worry with the heavy Democratic wins I think we might swing too far to the left, but you never know. James Carvell talked a bit tonight about how fiscally irresponsible the Republicans have been for 8 years while the previous 8 showed a Democratic President bringing us a surplus for the first time in a long time.

It will be interested to see what happens in the future. Watching John McCain give his speech, I think this is his speech and it shows how he deserves our respect. He would have been a good leader if he had won.

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