Well, this year's election is now over. Barack Obama is now the President Elect and will be inaugurated on January 20th.
I don't know how to really sum up my feelings about this year's election. This is the first time I've really followed the campaigns and I wasn't really excited about any of the candidates. McCain said he could see us in Iraq for a hundred years. Obama wants to socialize medicine. Neither of them really seemed to represent me.
Even Ariel Defa(y), one of my most politically charged friends from high school wasn't passionate about either candidate. So while so many people I know didn't really care or get excited, how are so many people caught up in this Obamamania?
All-in-all, I think the next four years should be fairly interesting. I am definitely glad that this thing isn't president!
I think Obama will do a decent job. Even Aaron Walker, who worked for FEMA and whose voice can be featured in this video, said he got the chills when hearing Barack give his acceptance speech. I did too. I don't know who couldn't. It is pretty amazing how many African-Americans who in their younger years still faced segregation have now lived to see the first African-American president of the United States take office.