Photo by Bryan Christie Design
A good pill, that is! When the results finally began to show that Obama would win, I felt a physical calming, a peace descend on me. It was like good medicine, relaxing my muscles, making a long headache go away. Obama is like aspirin, a muscle relaxant, and an anti-depressant rolled into one, no side effects. Not clear on the addictive qualities yet, but I have a feeling that he's a pill we will want to keep taking for eight years...
Barack Obama is not perfect. I'm sure he will make plenty of mistakes that will make us all cringe at times, but I believe that he is the right person for this country at this time in history. He is the right person for this world. People all over are excited about the potential his leadership will have in healing deep wounds and in finding new ways to resolve conflict.
I also felt so proud of "us", of this people, who have finally come together in numbers large enough to make history. We can hopefully now address issues of race in a new way and move beyond the color of skin to judging a leader based on ability and agenda.
I didn't realize how stressed out physically I felt about a potential McCain/Palin win. Admittedly, McCain's concession speech surprised me with its graciousness and candor. I'm sure losing was a huge disappointment for him and his supporters, but hopefully in four years, all of us will look back at November 4th, 2008 with the conviction that Obama really was the right choice.
May God bless him and keep him safe!
Now I can get back to work with renewed energy, all thanks to this pill of a man!
Obama's Victory Speech in Grant Park
November 4th, 2008