Oh, boy, what a night!!! We had our potluck tonight here at my house so we could watch the returns and root and hoot! And we did! We thought we would be up until the wee hours before we knew for sure about the results. But happily the results were in by about 9:15 our time, it was a done deal.
I was pleased with McCain's speech. He was gracious and voiced his support for the President-elect, and to his credit, he shushed the people in the crowd who booed about his loss. As he said, and I said in an earlier post today .... we need to pull together as a nation and be one people. We simply must.
I plan to be gracious with my friends who supported McCain. The contest is over and it is time for us to put that behind us and join forces. If people don't choose to join, so be it, but I will not rub anyone's nose in the facts. It is what it is. They know it and I don't need to tell them.
I'm very happy that my choice of candidate is headed for the White House. I'm extremely proud that a black man will be in the White House for the next four years. This moves the United States of America ahead by several years (decades?) in the political arena. I feel that we have finally joined the 21st century. I hope the next months and years will bring back some of the stability we've known in the past.
I'm going to sleep well tonight. I hope all of you will, too. :)
Life is really beautiful!!!!