Feel free to skip the video if you’ve had enough election coverage for awhile. I’ve never seen my fair city this pumped about anything positive that doesn’t involve sports. Therefore I had to record the excitement unfolding on 5th Avenue South.
I’m of the opinion the close race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was a good thing. It got Barack battle ready before the real deal, like a dry run. I know there were Barack supporters upset Hillary didn’t concede earlier, but I think it was critical for her to stay in the race.
I listened to a Kansas voter call CNN today. She thinks Americans have forgotten about 9/11 based on the results of yesterday’s election. Hello Kansas Lady, we haven’t forgotten one bit, but we’ve moved on. Americans will never forget that awful day as long as we live. However, there’s also something to be said for moving on. September 11th was more than seven years ago and our country is a vastly different place than it was then.
Along the 9/11 lines, last night and today I feel global support. I feel loved. I feel like America has surfaced again on the world front. After the horrific events of September 11th, the world had our backs. Pleas of encouragement flooded the internet from around the globe. World leaders offered their sympathies, their financial resources, and even their troops. A couple years later we had eroded the international support due to nefarious acts in the Middle East. Today, I feel the world community once again has our backs.
Gracious in defeat. I found McCain’s concession speech very impressive. I think he did our country a great service by attempting to heal the wounds of a bitter election. Sure he wasn’t my pick, but there’s something to be said for the polish he displayed Tuesday night. Barack’s speech, not too shabby either.
Final thought: I’m very excited about what happened last night. Barack accomplished something I never thought I’d witness in my lifetime. The road ahead will not be easy though as all of us have our work cut out. Don’t tune out politics. Please stay involved, informed, and don’t be afraid to laugh.