Eyewitness To History


Wow.  This has been an amazing race.  I think CBS should really re-consider the title of that show, because we just witnessed The Amazing Race.

I just watched John McCain’s concession speech, and he was absolutely first class all the way.  Senator McCain is a true American Hero, and his service to his country should never be forgotten.

I don’t really know what to say.  I’ve been following this election for months, I’ve been an avid Obama supporter, and really knew that Obama had an uphill battle here in West Virginia.  West Virginia is a conundrum.  We like to elect democratic governors, senators, representatives… but not presidents.  At least not since Bill Clinton.  I think there are some obvious reasons for this that are better left unsaid.

I’m glad that the lies did not prevail.  I’m ecstatic that, as far as the Internet goes, good overcame evil.  Those horrible, liable, e-mails did not find victory.  Thank God.  Technology can be used for good and evil, and I really had my doubts this time.  I could see, from my social networking stances, all the good that was going on within the Obama supporters.  And I could also see (still can) all that was being done to tear all that good work down.  The only comment I really have about all that is: We are defined by what we reap, as well as what we sow.

My hope going forward is that Obama can truly unite this country.  I hope that he can work with the republican right, and truly be a “uniter not a divider.”  You know, that thing that was promised eight years ago.

“We are and always will be the United States of America.”

Well said.  Obama’s whole speech was terrific.  We are at another turning point in history tonight.  We’ve got to somehow put all the bickering and partisanship behind us.  And I’ve got to change too.

I know we’ve all invested a lot in these past few months, but now we’ve got to ask ourselves “What can I do now?” I somehow don’t think that this grassroots network that President-elect Obama and his team have created will be dispensed with overnight.  I really believe that this President understands how to use the Internet and other emerging technologies to keep connected with the people.  And I am looking forward to the next four years.  Finally.

I can only think of one way to sum up what we’ve seen this evening, and it’s a classic:

There been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will

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