My two cents on the election:
My title is sincere. I have known for the past 10 months that I would be happier about the end of the election than about whoever won it.
Within 50 years of the civil rights movement, we have seen a black man win a presidential election. There is something undeniably wonderful about that.
The next person who whines in my presence about having to wait in line to vote is going to get a punch in the throat. Millions of people around the world live in Third World toilets where any clown with enough men and guns can declare himself “President for Life”. What do you think citizens of such a country would endure to have a vote? How dare any American gripe about minor inconveniences when so many people risk their livelihoods and lives to cast a vote, or don’t get to vote at all?
McCain delivered a classy, humble, and moving concession speech. This is the John McCain that everybody loved in 2000. Where has he been for the past two years? I hope that he will have the opportunity to rehabilitate his image and reputation before he retires.
Is it just me, or did McCain actually look relieved and Obama somewhat solemn? I wonder if Obama is starting to think “What have I gotten myself into?” I sure would if I were him.
Jesse Jackson, that ambulance chaser of American race-relations, was there last night, his eyes red and moist. I wonder if he was crying from joy or because he knows that he could never have had the moment that Obama is having?
Brian Williams is okay, but I didn’t realize what a big hole Tim Russert’s passing left until last night.
If your candidate won: proceed with caution. Don’t put too much trust in any leader.
If your candidate lost: take a breath. The future is not nearly as bad as you expect.
Finally, this article, which aptly expresses how I and many other believers have felt about this election.