To borrow a phrase from Senator John McCain, tonight we “made history.” Despite our differences. Despite how we may feel different about how best to establish tax policy, how to fund schools, or wage war, the constitution of our nation requires that every four years we exercise our sacred duty as citizens of the United States of America to elect new leadership. It gives every citizen a voice to be heard. It gives every citizen a say. Just because your candidate doesn’t win, doesn’t mean that you have lost your voice and doesn’t mean that you can’t participate.
No matter what part of the country you come from, we are all one nation. We must move forward together to create a better country, and I believe that we have elected a leader who is best able to bring about the change that we so desperately need.
Perhaps the most significant outcome is the break from the past as perceived by the rest of the world. We live in a global society, we are citizens of the world as much as we are citizens of the United States. Our country has ruined any goodwill that we earned after September 11th, I believe that President Barack Obama will restore our position in the world.