Wednesday, November 5, 2008

In Rome

The Poster says: The World is Changing

Let's Kiss and Make Up

If these two can kiss and make up, why can't we all? McCain gave a wonderfully gracious speech last night, during which he said in all sincerity:

Senator Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt, many of those differences remain. These are difficult times for our country, and I pledge to him tonight that I will do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face," McCain said. "I urge all Americans who supported me to join not only in congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and honest effort to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences.

Let's bridge our differences.

Obama last night said in all sincerity:

Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let us remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House — a party founded on the values of self-reliance, individual liberty and national unity. Those are values we all share, and while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.

Let's bridge our differences.

America Wins!

The long campaign is over. Barack Obama is the new president-elect of the United States. In 2 1/2 months, Barack will move into the White House and start steering the United States away from the nightmare of the last eight years. It will take time and it will take our support, but he is a man of great intellect who knows how to surround himself with the right minds - that is how he won the Presidency, with intelligence and the wisdom to choose the right people to help him get there.

This is a historic moment, of course. An African-American is now President of the United States. Our history has included enslavement of those with dark skins, battles to keep slavery alive, and racism that still exists today, though luckily not at the levels seen in the past. This moment will be remembered in the history books. We will be able to talk with our children and grandchildren about how we voted during this election.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have helped make this happen.