Then I heard the news about Proposition 8 in California. As of right now the ban on gay marriage has passed with 52% in favor of the ban. What the hell? It's 2008 people, chill the eff out. How many traditional marriages end in divorce? Marriage should be about love, not about whether or not you both have a penis. Give me a break. Oh, and California? Don't you think the 4 million absentee votes that haven't been counted yet should be before you go declaring a "winner" on this issue? In my eyes, this is a HUGE loss.
It really popped the bubble of good feelings I was floating on this morning. I thought McCain's speech last night was eloquent and thoughtful—despite the boos from his supporters. I felt good about America.This afternoon I watched Obama's speech (because I suck and fell asleep moments before it last night).
Obama's speech gave me goose bumps and brought me to tears. It made me feel good about America all over again.
Let's try to remember that.
"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
We are, and always will be, the United States of America."
"This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were."
"That's the true genius of America: that America can change. Our union can be perfected. What we've already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow."