I am glad all the negative campaigning and election hoopla is over, but I was disappointed with the results. As you know, I was a McCain/Palin supporter and, truth be told, mostly because Sarah Palin's conservative values align with my personal views. I cried during John McCain's concession speech --- THAT was the man I voted for --- and I cried during Barack Obama's acceptance speech, too.
I am torn over the response to his election ... race was NOT a consideration my vote but Obama's race is being heralded repeatedly as a victory for African-Americans. Very confusing, although I do recognize it is a historical fact - it just wasn't a factor at all in my vote.
I do believe this presidential campaign DID have a huge discrimination factor in it, and that was the fact that Americans discriminate against older people. If John McCain had still been young and handsome, would that have made a difference? Who knows. I know that everyone wants "change" so maybe not.
Truly though, I am looking ahead and will fervently pray for the new administration and our country. Congratulations, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. I am hopeful for national unity once everyone's shock/euphoria has settled and we have "normal lives" to live. All Americans are counting on you to lead us well.