Thursday, November 6

Thoughts on the Election

At no point during the last few days of the race did I ever let myself believe that it would turn out this way. I suppose I was too jaded by the past two presidential election nights to trust the polls or my feelings. In spite of that, I was thrilled to wake from a light slumber on the couch at 12:00 am to see President-Elect Obama's acceptance speech. He seemed very tired and very relieved, and a little bit sad, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I was curious to see McCain's concession and when I viewed it on the web the next morning I was pleased to see the old McCain I became a fan of from the 2000 race. I know the big show makes everybody do things they wouldn't normally do but it seemed the man's character remains intact. An excellent speech and earnestly heart-felt.

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