Tapati (tapati) wrote,

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.
Tags: gay marriage, politics

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