It’s a wonderful day today. Yesterday, history was made, and today the world is a better place because of it. There’s really not much to say that hasn’t been said more eloquently elsewhere. I’ve been watching the polls and the political markets for the past few weeks (not the polls that they were showing on the news making it seem like it was going to be close, the polls that were showing exactly what happened last night) and therefore had no doubt how things would shake out. Still, I’m relieved and more than elated. Like many Americans today, I cannot wait for January 20, 2009 to arrive.
I do want to mention McCain’s concession speech. I was appalled at the behavior of the crowd at his rally. Here was McCain trying to graciously concede the election with some dignity and class (and the best speech I’ve ever heard him give – it was truly inspirational), and people at his rally actually booed when he mentioned Obama. It was nothing short of disgraceful. The people who did that are nothing more than petty, ignorant children. It was an embarrassment to the entire nation. I hope at some point in their lives they look back on that moment and feel shame and regret about their actions. Unfortunately, people like that usually have no shame.