Tuesday, November 11, 2008

One week since that historic night

It's been one week since that historic night when Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. The first black, bi-racial president. I still can't believe that Obama won. It's just so surreal. I feel like it was a dream and I have yet to wake up. When will reality finally settle in? I'm guessing it won't seem real until Obama is sitting in that Oval Office.

What an amazing night. I remember getting chills when they projected that Obama would win Ohio. I knew at that moment that it was all over. Obama won.

McCain was very gracious in his concession speech. He looked like the man I used to admire. He went out with dignity and class. Halfway through the speech I was all choked up. Not just because Obama won, but because McCain lost. I felt sorry for him. Because I know, had he ran a better campaign, and as the Maverick, moderate Republican that he once was, the results of this election could have been different. It was his last chance to become President and he blew it.

McCain definitely earned back some of my respect from this speech. It was one of the best he ever gave, if not the best. I commend McCain for telling his brute supporters to stop the immature booing. This was one of the better McCain moments in the past two years.

I wish McCain the best. I've always liked McCain and respected his service to our country, but that doesn't make him the man to lead our country for the next four years. McCain's time to lead was 8 years ago, and sadly, was stolen from him by George Bush. I can't help but think that if McCain had secured his party's nomination in 2000, we all would have been better off today.

Well, enough of the what if's and the what could have been. Let's put the past behind us and look toward the future. I wish both candidates luck, and I hope that they can work together to serve and unite this nation so we can get this country back on track.

1 comment:

geeke said...


great video thanks mr. stu sir!