Last night

Last night was amazing.  Simply amazing.

For me it was one of the most exciting nights in the history of my participation in the U.S. political system.  My vote counted.  It actually counted.

I think it’s the first time, ever, that I felt as though my voice has been heard.  There’s some irony there when you consider that I’ve been muffling and muzzling my voice throughout this election.  Oh, I know, it started creeping out towards the end.  But for a long time I was afraid to hope.  People I vote for don’t win.

So, this is a first for me.  And it’s way, way cool.

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Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama.  Congratulations to everyone out there who worked so hard to get him elected.  And a big congratulations to Ohio.  I never thought I’d see Ohio go blue, not in my lifetime.

Now, I have one more wish:  Don’t let the Democrats screw it up.  Just.  Don’t.

I just now got to watch President-elect Obama’s victory speech.  The first few minutes are, for me, what it’s all about.