|History Has Been Made
||[Nov. 5th, 2008|07:48 am]
I don't even know what to say...
I'm proud to be a part of history, and to have Casey witness it too. And not just because she's of mixed race like Obama.
It goes so far beyond his race. I have never been so excited about a politician before. I really believe in this man. His speech made me cry. He has the hope we all so desperately need in these rough times.
How bittersweet this must be for him, having just lost his grandmother (who pretty much raised him). How sad that she came so close to being around to see this, but couldn't quite hold on long enough. I bet she's seeing it anyway.
I'm thrilled that my state went blue for a change, but disappointed that they also passed amendment 2, which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman (Hello, gay marriage was already against the law here. Why are we adding discrimination on top of previously existing discrimination?) and that California passed amendment 8 (way to go backwards, guys.) I'm sorry Ellen Degeneres, George Takei and countless others who got married when an historic precedent was set, but your love is no longer valid.
But I'm trying to focus on the good today.
I can't wait until January.
P.S. Me to Casey this morning: When you're all grown up, you can tell your kids that you were there when we elected our first black president. And they are going to wonder how his race was such a big deal in the first place.
2008-11-05 05:55 pm (UTC)
Oh happy day!! I too was moved by Obama's speech. I was also very proud of McCain's speech when he conceeded. We all need to stand behind our new President. Like it or not, it is a historical time. I really feel it in my heart that when Obama says he will reach across party lines, it is not just a campaign slogan and that he is truly the right man to make it happen. We brought Kylie with us to vote. Although she is too young to remember, we will always remind her that she was part of this historical event.