Tonight’s results were wonderful–not just a win, but a solid mandate. More than that, the excitement and engagement of people all over the country about this election was tangible: people spending hours in line to vote, political discussions, celebrations with family and friends.
We did it. We made a difference.
Tomorrow is the first day of the new America.
Have you noticed the sun is shining brighter this morning? And the air is just that much easier to get into our lungs. After these long dark years, America has done it. We have sent a message to the world – enough of us really do, finally, get it. This country really can do great things, huge things, phenomenal things, audacious unbelievably wonderful things. Americans can hold our heads high, finally, again. We have our first truly global president. We have just made the world a better place. Even with all this work to do, it’s already better this morning.
I was getting our daughter ready for school this morning and reminded my husband we still needed to make a lunch for her. He answered, “What, can’t she eat hope?”
And just take note … swing states to whom we sent signs and/or buttons:
And compare, swing states that have gone blue …
- Missouri remains too close to call, with 49.3% for Obama and 49.5% for McCain. Squeaker!
So – yes we can, yes we did – we joined hands with our friends in those states, and together with hundreds and thousands of others, we got this thing done.
We are going to have a beautiful and REAL family inhabiting the White House. A married couple who really love and respect each other and let that all show. Two beautiful little girls whose parents care for them more than anything. A role model family for us, our country, our world, front and center. Wow.