First off, I want to extend my congratulations to Barack Obama and to everyone who supported him. It is exciting when a candidate you believe in wins an office you so desperately thought they deserved to win and I'm happy for you all today. I know the feeling, and it's a great one.
I can't fault my fellow Americans for not embracing John McCain. While on a personal level I find Senator McCain's career admirable, there were many, many issues on which I disagreed with him. He never articulated what I wanted to hear and what, frankly, I think a lot of Americans needed to hear to cast their votes his way.
I am upset today, but not how you'd think, probably. I'm upset with the Republican party which let itself succumb to the temptations of power, and the desire to hang onto it, no matter the cost. I'm angry with myself. Yes, life has kept me busy, but I've been completely disengaged in politics since I stopped working in the field right before Hank's birth. How can I complain about the outcome if I wasn't part of the process? And, yes, I'm more than a little nervous about the future economic stability of this country.
In any event, I'm happy it's all over.
Update: Ah ha! Once again Jonah Goldberg says it all perfectly.