A truly momentous day
Image by jmtimages via FlickrYesterday was not only a momentous day for America, it was a momentous day for the world.
I have certainly been a political junkie over the past 2 years, well actually my whole life. I might start having withdrawals soon as my addiction was getting out of control.
Watching the polls come in last night was incredible. Once Pennsylvania was called, we all knew the race had ended. I was so inspired by the way Obama ran his campaign as well as his message. I hope that we continue to be awed by his leadership.
When I really lost it was when the camera zeroed in on Jesse Jackson weeping. Here is a black man who ran for President, has been involved in politics for years, witnessed the riots of the 60's and now he is watching as America elected in a black man to be the next President of our country. It still makes me get teary.
An incredible, momentous day that defines what makes America a great country. We can rise to the change we need. People stood in line for hours to place their vote which is the right of every American over 18. We can look past race (shocking enough) and we can unite together to hopefully make the future a better place for our children. For all us (me included) that was beginning to have doubt in our system, yesterday proves that democracy works.
Out with the old and in with the new. Hallelujah!