Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Stunned

Does anyone else feel like this <----- today? I sure do. I woke up this morning convinced I had been dreaming and only believed when I turned on the news and had confirmation.

On January 20th we will finally see change.

Yesterday I voted Obama and then straight party Democrat for the rest of the partisan elections in NC. As far as I can tell, everyone I voted for won. I haven't checked the judges in the non-partisan results yet. What I can tell you is that despite my original leeriness, I voted for Bev Perdue for governor yesterday. NC now has its first female governor. I voted also for Kay Hagan to get Elizabeth Dole out of office, and she won as well. It was a very surprising day.

Last night I watched Jesse Jackson sob with happiness. I cried too. I never in my life believed. Now I do.

I am so proud of my country. not for voting Democrat, but for voting at all. Every election I've been a part of has been rife with apathy and dejectedness. It was like everyone had simply given up. I hated to see that. When I was 18 and in high school they came into school to register kids to vote. I was so excited I almost plotzed. I couldn't WAIT to vote. I always wished everyone else felt that way.

I have assigned Rich the task of finding a newspaper on his way home so I can save it for Livvie. Yesterday I received the Obama '08 button I had ordered a few months ago. Both things will be put away for her for when she's older and can appreciate them. I hope she does.

5 comments:

Dagny said...

I did the same thing in the morning. I was sure I had been dreaming.

Crazy times, I am so glad I got to see it.

xoxo

Em said...

It really was great to see all of the enthusiasm!

Annie said...

I kept pinching myself to make sure I was not dreaming it :-).

Catherine said...

I'm a very happy camper, excited, hopeful! Fully proud to be an American once again.

Anonymous said...

This is as good as it gets. Today I woke up unafraid for the first time in almost a decade.

It may be OK to trust again.