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Response to potatoslayer (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:22 AM

37. I think there is a confluence of feelings about A LOT OF THINGS that are coming to a head today

We have the knowledge that all of the low-brow remarks thrown out there about, for instance, "Obama's campaign of hate" end today. All of the voter intimidation threatening the integrity of the results ends today. All of the embarrassment we have felt as Americans over much of the political talk on the election by the ultra-right wingers ends today. Today, we begin to reclaim our pride in our election system as we look forward to President Obama winning a second term.

But all of this relief that we feel is tempered by the thought that this was his last election, and as mentioned above, we have been privileged to experience a historic swing in this nation as to who we as a people choose to lead us. There is a very personal sentimentality coloring our joy with tinges of sadness at knowing that all good things must come to an end, and we have at best four more years.

I think we are all experiencing the air leaving those balloons of all those negative ingredients but at the same time we feel the inflation of our pride and dignity in showing the world we know how to intelligently select the best person to lead this Country and to speak of us as the American people.

This election has been a political manic depressive roller-coaster ride.

So perhaps this why we cry. We cry from relief that ride is over, we cry from joy at thinking we will achieve the outcome in this election we most desperately want, and we cry from sadness growing from the knowledge this is his last term.

Thank you for posting on my thread, and I look forward to sharing with you the joy of President Obama's win this evening.

Sam

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