Besides having to run some early morning errands, the events of last nightâ€™s election still has me in itâ€™s grip as I read the stories and watch the pundits talk about the historic night. I know I get myself Â in some hot water when I go on a political rant here but Iâ€™ll just say this. Yes I am very happy with the Obama win and I am extremely proud of my fellow citizens for coming out in record numbers to vote. I am also touched by the very eloquent speech that John McCain made during his concession. This was not an election where you could say you despise the other candidate as I have the utmost respect for Senator McCain for his duty and sacrifice he has given to the country. I will say that he does stand out as a true patriot in a party full of phonies and it was the two-bit chicken hawks in the Republican and Conservative Parties that did him in in his run for the Presidency. McCain is a much better man and American than the Cheneyâ€™s Roweâ€™s and the repulsive duo of Sean Hanattiy and Rush Limbaugh of the Right Wing World.
When the Iraqi War was first waged and we found out that the government lied to us and the Congress I wanted to know where were the young people of the nation and why werenâ€™t they venting their outrage to this war. Well, I guess they waited for the next election as the 18-25 year olds came out like never before and that to me was the greatest legacy of the election that young people of this country ,the folks who will be making policy in the future, embraced the Obama candidacy and worked hard to get him elected. Bravo to you.
Again we showed the world why we are the Super Power of the Earth. Not just because we have the best weapons and the bravest soldiers but because we have the most intelligence, heart and compassion than any other country in the world. For some strange reason while watching the 270 electoral votes go up on the screen and seeing people in Times Square and Grant Park hugging and crying and celebrating I thought about September 11 2001. Sometimes I feel I think about that day too much but itâ€™s a day Iâ€™ll never forget and Â Ground Zero is so close to my office so Iâ€™m reminded every day but I just thought how on that day we Americans were stunned, shocked and devastated by what happened and then last Â night watching President-Elect Obama make his acceptance speech and telling us that he will do what he can but he needs the American people to help him it looks as if the country is back on track and headed in the right direction.
I know a lot of you were not Obama supporters but please take the words of John McCain to heart when he said no matter who you backed in this election we are all Americans and we have to do whatâ€™s right for America. The rest of the world is celebrating as well, America is Back, Better Than Ever!