Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It is Done!

It is done. Barack Obama has won the race for President. What a historical election! I'm so proud of us that we elected an African American President, so that all Americans know that the great promises of this country can be extended to everyone.

John McCain is giving a gracious concession speech. I hope that now the bitterness of the campaign can retreat quickly into the past, and Democrats and Republicans can work together to move into a more promising future.

I believe that Obama is the best choice in so many ways. I believe he will appoint outstanding judges to the Supreme Court, given his background as a constitutional law professor. I believe he offers better hope for the economy. He will be far better on science policy and the future of technology. We will, I pray, get out of Iraq and restore the reputation of the United States in the world. Obama will close Guantanamo and end its shameful legacy, and hopefully restore the US to lawful adherance to the treaties governing the treatment of prisoners. And it may literally mean the salvation of the planet, with someone committed to environmental action.

Our long national nightmare will be over on January 20th, 2009.


Leslie said...

I agree that the best man for the job won the election, but I am so saddened by the ugly comments I heard on the radio this morning and read online at news sources. When did politics become so divisive and nasty? Shouldn't the real issue be about how we believe the government should be run rather than whose family is doing what, or who is an elitist, or who is on the "right side of God"? I hope that we can move on toward true healing in this country. This should be a great day for America, but instead I feel disheartened by the anger and pettiness I witnessed this morning. I believe that Barak Obama has a rough road ahead of him, but I also believe that he is more than up to the task.

Mary Amanda Axford said...

Ah, indeed, there has been much negative in both campaigns. But if you haven't already, please read Obama's victory speech. It is quite far from being nasty, and goes a long way toward reaching out to everyone. And it is his opinion that counts most. I've posted a link to his speech.