I am thrilled that Barack Obama won the presidency yesterday. My faith in this country has been restored and hopefully it will have the same effect across the world. I think President Obama will do a lot to right the mistakes of the past eight years. It’s inspiring to have such a smart, accomplished, self-made and fundamentally decent man as our President. A HUGE step up from George W. Bush.
My only concern is that he comes to the job at an exteremely challenging time and the entire nation and perhaps world has pinned its hopes on him. It’s a lot to live up to but this man has performed beyond everyone’s expectations every single time, so I am sure he’ll do it again. I am also looking forward to 4 years of Biden gaffes, which should provide plenty of fodder for Jon Stewart and others.
I was seriously considering moving back to India if Ms. Palin had been elected Vice-President, so, I am glad that I can continue living here. I also hope John McCain goes back to being himself. He tarnished his record with this ugly campaign and flip-flops on major positions but he’s a great American who has given his life to service and I hope he makes us remember that in the years to come.