On Watching the Election Results

I’m not very good at keeping up with politics. But, I realized this morning that it’s my turn to post an entry on this fine blog and that I get to be the guy to talk about the results of yesterday’s historic election.

I don’t really feel worthy of the task. Like many Americans, I’ve too often let myself be wrapped up in my own routine to read the news enough, take time to learn the complexities of issues, and be a really well-informed citizen.

But, with this election everyone got involved.

Last night, history was made. Our country came together and with a loud and clear voice made a choice to change course. Regardless of how your vote was cast, I think it’s important to realize that more people got involved for this election than ever before—and that is something that really gives me hope.

I thought McCain’s concession speech was very gracious and I liked him more at that moment than I have through the entire campaign. I had the chance to meet Senator McCain years ago during his first bid to be the Republican Presidential candidate, and though I am a democrat I found myself thinking “I could vote for this guy.”  During this campaign I felt he lost his way, but last night saw again the side of the McCain that I really respect.

Personally, I believe that America has chosen the best man for the job in Obama. And Obama’s election is a true inspiration for the reform and rebuilding that needs to occur. But, for me, McCain’s message of coming together despite differences to support our new President was the strongest testament to the spirit of the night.

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1 Response to “On Watching the Election Results”


  1. 1 amyschell November 5, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I totally agree with paragraph #5. I couldn’t have said it better myself. And paragraph #6, too, of course.


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