I remember when I cast my vote for Barack Obama in our Senate race and I didn't think he would win. When he decided to run in the primary, I thought it was impossible. When he won the primary, I thought he would never be elected President. So today I am shocked, excited, and nervous. I try to keep politics out of this space, but this election has moved me and it doesn't feel right not to say something. I know the feeling of disappointment when the candidate you support does not win (this is the first person I voted for who won), so I respect those of you who are not excited today.
I hope the next four years unites our country so we can move forward. I hope the positive mood of today can move people to pay attention and participate in our government. I hope some of the promises made on the campaign trail will be kept. I hope this is the beginning of something good.
...and I hope Joe the Plumber's CD is out before Christmas (sorry, I had to make one joke).