Witnessing History

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Say what you want, Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States. In a landslide victory through the electoral college (closer in the popular vote), Obama became the nation's first African-American to be voted to the office, providing joy to millions in this country not just for democrats but for anyone who believes in this country the way I do.

I have had enough of the race issues and sincerely hope that this is the final step this country needs to overcome that great divide. To me the color of your skin never mattered and until last night I never imagined the same mentality was held by the country as a whole. Finally the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. have taken one more step towards equality in this country, and I could not be more proud to have been a part of it all.

My vote for Obama was not about the dreams of King though. Rather it was about who I felt had a better grasp for the economy and how to handle it. It was about who was better equipped to handle health care. It was about who had a better grasp for America's voice on the war in Iraq. It was about who ran a better campaign. McCain fell short i all of those areas to me, and fell apart at the seams with his campaign. Credit McCain for a classy concession speech. I know it was tough for him to stand up there in front of a crowd that was less than expected (they actually asked the people inside to move outside to fill in empty space) and accept defeat. He may not be my ideal candidate but he is of course an American hero. Unfortunately McCain's military history was not up for election. You can point out all of the places McCain went wrong (and there are many) but instead let us all put our party preferences aside and unite together to restore this country's economy and standing in the world.

Obama is just the right man to do it. Watch.

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