Posted By Kristabella on November 4, 2008
I know I haven’t posted in a few days. I have things to tell you. I want to tell you all about my awesome weekend trip to Minnesota. I want to give a public service announcement to all the kids out there to stay in school because when you stop using your brain, it is not good. But I’m not going to talk about any of that. Because right now, to me, none of that matters as much as what happened tonight.
Because tonight, Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States. My Senator, the Senator from my home state, from my hometown, will be the 44th President of the United States.
I don’t like to get political on my blog. It is definitely a very personal thing. And just because you did not vote for Barack Obama in this election does not make me like you any less. It doesn’t mean we can’t get along. We are all AMERICANS. Everyone has free will and the ability to vote for the person that they feel will make the best President or best elected official. We all have our reasons for who we vote for. The best thing about our democracy is that we ALL have the ability to cast a vote. It is an amazing thing.
But tonight history was made. We elected our first African-American President. I will admit, it was a day I wasn’t sure that I would ever be alive to see. But he won. It is more amazing than I have words for. And most of my words contain “fucking” and “awesome” and “holy shit.” What we witnessed tonight is the single greatest thing I have seen in American politics in my life. Over a quarter of a million people stood since dawn in Chicago to witness it, to be a part of history. Amazing doesn’t really cover it.
I voted for Barack Obama because I believe that he is going to make change. I believe him when he speaks. For the first time, I actually believe that this man will do things to make this country a better place, that he will do the things he promised. I believe that this man moves me when he speaks and gives me chills and makes me proud to be an American.
I believe. I am hopeful. YES WE CAN.