What a night. I’ve never in my life paid as much attention to a campaign as I have this one, and especially tonight.
Proud to know more Americans voted yesterday than at any time in this countries history. Congratulations to everyone that made their voice heard yesterday.
Senator McCain; damn what a speech. Clearly continuing his life long display of class, dignity, honor and integrity I only wish more people knew the man as well as I do. He exudes those same traits regardless of the audience or venue. I am proud as hell to call he and his family friends. Not many countries are capable of creating men like him and I am proud we are one of them. To John and Cindy and the rest of the McCain family, thank you.
Senator Obama; damn what a campaign. Expert after expert talked about the nearly flawless political campaign he ran, and the voters in this country backed those opinions up, lock stock and barrel. Congratulations Mr. President Elect, I pray to God that starting tomorrow every decision you make, every piece of advice you receive, every minute of counsel given to you, all of those things lead you to make every day from tomorrow on a better one for the people of the greatest nation on earth. I know the move doesn’t become official until January 20th, but we all know better, change begins tomorrow.
Am I disappointed? Sure, the man I know and the man I believed to be the right choice didn’t win. It stops there though. Because tomorrow the sun is going to come up in this country and less than 40 years after an African American was not allowed to use the same bathroom as a white person, sleep in the same hotel, ride on the same bus, go to the same school, less than 40 years later our nation showed the entire world why it is the greatest nation on earth and selected an African American as it’s 44th President.
Do I agree with him? Not a lot. Was he my choice? Nope. But we end that ‘stuff’ now right? Tomorrow we all wake up Americans. Tomorrow the world once again looks at us in complete awe. Never has a country on this planet selected what was once a ‘minority’ to it’s highest political position. No free nation has ever done what we just did, again. So while I made no bones about my choice, I do believe in Senator McCain, and I do believe him to be right when he says now is the time to put aside political differences, personal agendas and partisan politics and wish God Speed to President Elect Barack Obama in leading the greatest nation on earth over the next four years. It’s going to take effort and commitment like we’ve never seen.
God Bless every one of you who didn’t forsake the right afforded us today and voted. The votes have been counted and we’ve set our course, time for us to let a new captain take the wheel and steer us into uncharted territory.