One More (Larger) Political Word

Posted by Kathy Torrence on Nov 8, 2008 in Uncategorized

As I’ve mentioned before, this is not a political blog.  And the past few weeks we’ve all been suffering from political burnout (well…at least I have). 

But I was so proud of our country on Tuesday.  Not just because Barack Obama won the election (although I’m SO EXCITED about that!!!!).  But because record numbers of voters turned out to vote – some for the first time.  Even after the political burnout, I still stayed up WAY too late on Tuesday night to see the results and watch the speeches (which I thought were both phenomenal!).

I know the country has differing opinions and I know it’s tough when your candidate doesn’t win (the candidate I voted for didn’t win in the last TWO elections – believe me, I’ve been there!), but it was great to see people coming together peacefully – sometimes waiting in line for hours – to make their voices heard and to vote for what they truly thought was best for our country.

But I have to admit, it’s nice to be in the majority this year for a change. :)

And while even I don’t agree with every single one of his policies, I think that President-elect Obama will be a unifying leader, helping to bring us all back together.  I find him and his story inspiring – and his reception around the world is providing hope to many.

I also love that his is a technically-savvy man – if you haven’t already seen it, check out his administration’s new website at www.change.gov

I cannot imagine what it will be like to walk into the role of president next year – between the wars, the economy and the host of other messes we’ve created… and I know President Obama won’t be able to change things overnight.  But there’s still a sense of real optimism in the air.  And we certainly could all use a little of that.

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