OK, I’m back from Florida, and wanted to quickly comment on the election since I had to dig through a slew of mean comments, I-told-you-so’s, and other nonsensical things.
Obviously, my guy (McCain for those of you who are first-timers here) didn’t win. But I don’t see Obama’s win as an “in-your-face” victory at all. Depending on what poll you’re looking at, McCain captured 46-48% of the popular vote, which is fairly significant.
Yes, it’s about time that the United States had a black President, but it’s also time we had a female vice-president. For all the pundits who didn’t want to make Obama’s campaign about race, they’re sure doing a fair amount of talking about it now. By the way, Obama is also half-white, but I guess his caucasian ancestry got lost somewhere in his rise to power. Just because I didn’t choose Obama dosen’t mean I am against having a black man (or woman) as President, I am just not too thrilled with Obama becoming the next President.
In a way, I’m glad that McCain didn’t win–not because I don’t think he would make an excellent President, but because he would have been ripped apart by the media, the pundits, and all the rabid folks determined to make Obama president. Add in eight years of rule by an unpopular President, and it’s easy to see how McCain-Palin were fighting a losing battle.
I, for one, am honored to have been a part of the McCain-Palin campaign. John McCain, though he may have lost this election, has something that can never be lost–honor.
P.S. At least the senator whose campaign I also worked on won re-election. Go Charlie Dent!!!
Now I’m putting the election to rest and moving on. Stay tuned for information on my recent vacation in the sunshine state.