I don't think words can really express how I feel about this election.
I didn't vote for Obama because he is black. (I didn't vote for Hillary in the primary because she was a woman.)
And I didn't vote for Obama just because he's a great orator, a celebrity or "cool."
Sure, I voted for "change."
But not just change the cryptic, dubious, enigmatic, ambiguous .... not this vast undefinable or unknown.
I voted for a foreign policy based on diplomacy, instead of force.
I voted for better schools.
I voted for health care: a basic necessity -- not a privilege.
I voted for the economy -- where the middle class is not shouldering the tax burden, and the American dream is attainable for all (not just those of us who have parents and in-laws who can "help out.")
I voted for helping my brothers and sisters -- regardless of their station in life.
I voted for responsibility.
I voted for family.
I voted for fiscal responsibility -- not uncontrolled spending.
And I voted for the first Black president of the United States of America. . . not because he's black. That doesn't matter to me when casting my ballot... but the significance of America making that choice, well, like I said (and as I think Pat Bagley perfectly put it) ... well played U.S. I'd say America's done itself a "solid."
PS. I can only assume that Horiuchi benefited from the "suite-mangum BUMP" after my endorsement... as one poll showed him behind before my post... ;)
I'd also like to congratulate the UTES on being 10-0... they must be living right off the field, eh?