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05 November 2008 @ 12:56 am
Congratulations to Barack Obama and Joe Biden!  
I am pleased and awestruck that Barack Obama and Joe Biden won by such a large margin today. In Barack Obama I see a president whose election insures that my half-Mexican grandsons and my half-Iraqi grandchild-to-be have a chance to run for president someday or achieve anything else they set their hearts and minds on and work hard for. In Joe Biden we have the creator of the Violence Against Women Act and a tireless fighter for the working class as well as someone with foreign policy experience. The Obama family (sadly, minus their grandma) will be an inspiring sight and presence in the White House.

I applaud McCain's gracious concession speech but was taken aback by the boos of the crowd--which would not be entirely stilled by him. It's going to take a lot of work to bring the country together and I hope we can all be as gracious as winners as we wished the other side had been in 2000 and 2004.

I've been in tears ever since they called the race for Obama tonight. I am still anxiously watching Prop 8 in California and sad about the passing of a similar ballot measure in Arizona. Two steps forward, one step back. We must keep moving forward.
The Scottish Guythescottishguy on November 5th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
I was disappointed by the boos too, but honestly I think if the tables had been turned there would have been boos when obama conceeded too.

I agree that it's going to be a rough ride to come together, that the re-election run basically starts tomorrow is not going to help.

Campaigning should be limited to the year in which the election is held, if not the 6 months before the election.