I have just watched all the news accounts of Barack Obama being elected 44th President of the United States! I am just blown away by this historical precedent and so happy that Americans in droves have chosen a leader who I think will lead us down a better road.
People didn't fall for the near constant smears, innuendo, and outright lying from extreme right talk radio and TV pundits. They voted in their best interests, I believe.
For me, as a progressive Democrat, while I fully supported Obama it was with a little trepidation. While I may have sometimes felt Obama is definitely not, as the far right said, the "socialist" or "radical leftist", and actually a moderate and sometimes somewhat conservative Democrat on some issues, I still think Barack Obama will make a great President.
I am proud that my country has come together to elect a great person to lead our country and show all of us and other countries that the American people can come together for common good.
Phew! Sorry that sounds a little too "politician" for me but I mean it!