Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Whew...it's over!

I don't think I am the only person who feels this way. I want to scream it from the roof tops... the election is FINALLY over. I have been so bombarded with phone calls, mailers and nastiness from neighbors, I am so glad it is over.

As I stayed up late last night watching returns I had many mixed emotions. I didn't vote for our new president elect, (the person who I would have like to see win wasn't even listed on my ballot) but I seriously recognized the history being made as we elected our first African-American president. I felt sincerity in his speech as he reached out to those of us who are still very skeptical of him and his plan for our country. Going into last night I thought I would be pretty depressed but surprisingly I wasn't. As I listened to him, my thoughts were all right man, here is your shot. You Democrats have no more excuses! I am willing to cross party lines I will be open. As much as I wasn't a strong McCain supporter either I was equally impressed with his speech. Wither or not you agree with his policies you must recognize that he has made a tremendous contribution to our country. There have been elections in the past where we have seen sore losers. Even as recent as 4 years ago. However, you can't say that about McCain he was gracious in his defeat and in offering his full support to our President-elect and also encouraging his supporters to do so.

It wasn't all disappointing. We were successful in CA, the one part of this election where I worked the hardest. As much as it was an up hill battle, Prop. 8 passed! As many people said last night now is a time to heal and come together. Bob Marley said it best..."Don't worry about a thing...Everything little thing gonna be alright."

7 comments:

Mommy Madness said...

Thanks for the comment. I knew it would probably pass, but wasn't sure if I should vocalize it too much until it was final. Another friend of mine said the San Francisco Chronicle is already publishing articles saying it passed, so HOORAY!!! This Proposition was the most involved I've ever been in politics and it was fun.

Badillo Family said...

I am so feeling you! We here are so glad it is over and we are so glad we survived the ordeal of Prop 8! Having it pass makes it so worth all the stress, time and energy. Thanks for sharing your feelings!

winspears said...

amen girlfriend, amen.

Queen Scarlett said...

Bless you.

Ife and Celeste Tabakece said...

I linked to your page from Karla's. I don't know if our husbands know each other, but mine is from Fiji too. Anyway, I was just reading a few of your posts about the election. I totally agree with all you said. Definitely glad it is over. Anyway, nice to get to know you a little bit...kind of. I promise I'm not a stalker!

beetlebabee said...

I think Obama is the price we have to pay for Prop 8. if so...THANK YOU OBAMA. I hope the cost isn't too steep.

Prop 8 has been my life the last two months, seriously, 14 hours a day. It's the biggest fight our generation has had. I'm SO GLAD to have been part of God's Miracle for California. I've got war stories, small miracles and battle scars from the trenches here:

http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/

Janell said...

That's right. Gotta love Bob Marley quotes. Hear them all the time living with a Jamaican! Everything Irie!