OK, my candidate didn't win. Then again, I wasn't exactly expecting Bob Barr to pull of a miraculous win. I was hoping for a better showing, but alas, it was not meant to be... this time.
While I couldn't vote for Obama, I am glad he won. And, I am proud of my vote. I refuse to vote for the "lesser of two evils." Let me rephrase that as I don't think McCain or Obama were "evils." I refuse to vote for a candidate who's policies are vastly different from what I believe. That is what we SHOULD be looking at when voting. Not race, age, sex, high school GPA, SAT scores, etc.
Like I said, I'm glad Obama is President-Elect. I think the healing and togetherness he'll bring to this country after the past 8 years of divisiveness and hostilities will be worth more than any so-called "damage" he and a Democrat-controlled Congress can do. On a tangent for a sec, I love that Neal Boortz calls this situation the Obama-Pelosi-Reid Troika. I find that statement kinda funny.
Anyway, healing and togetherness... I don't think a McCain presidency could have brought that.
I also think that Obama would at least listen proponents (and opponents) of the FairTax. And, if he thinks its a good thing, as I do, he would push for it.
Not to mention, the historical aspect of Obama being elected. It's not just a black guy in oval office. That in itself is amazing. 120 years after slavery was abolished and 40 year after the Civil Rights Movement, it finally happened. That's a great thing for our country.
His election is also a great thing for younger generations. For ages, politics has been dominated by the baby boomers. And, this is the "change" I am most looking forward, too. Believe it or not, this is a radical change for our country and I think it's a good thing.
So, while "my guy" didn't win, I look at Obama's election as a great thing for this country. I look forward to the future.