Yesterday, I witnessed history being made as I'm sure many other people did. Even with a lot of people voting early, the lines for voting yesterday were huge. By far the 2008 presidential election has had the biggest voter turnout. Ever. Many people voted for the first time. When the final verdict came in, it was announced that Senator Barack Obama would be the next president of the United States of America. We now have our first African American president.
As an African American myself, I take great pride in this victory. It's hard not to be excited about it. I didn't vote for this year but I will say if I had voted, I would have voted for Obama but not because he's black. That's got nothing to do with it. I don't know a great deal about politics. In fact, I'm not democrat or republican. I'm for whoever I feel will do the best job. And my gut tells me Obama is the man for the job. And this is a vicotory for everyone. Yes, blacks are excited that he won, but as the man said, "this victory belongs to you." People from all walks of life and races voted for Obama. So I think everyone has reason to leap for joy.
As already mentioned, I saw the victory speech live and it was a pretty good speech. I don't get to see this kinda thing happen very often so it was pretty sweet. McCain took his loss pretty well and I applaud him for doing so.
Now whatever side of the fence you're on, I urge all of you to wish our future president the best. I was taught to pray for the leaders of America even if you did not vote for them. As Obama said in his speech, we are all one. We're in this thing together. We fall and rise as a nation. Like McCain said, we are not quiters. We will keep on fighting. We are unified and that's why we are the United States of America, the greatest country in the world.