Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States. I can’t say that I am very happy with that fact—I’ve spent the last two years hoping that that very thing wouldn’t happen. It has, though, and I think that the country will suffer for it.
But lets keep a sense of perspective here. Barack Obama won’t be the worst thing to happen to the country. He is, at least, a decent man who is as honest as any politician is. The Republicans have fought liberalism from behind before—they can do so again. Obama’s election is not grounds for despair.
I imagine that there are quite a few conservatives very angry (or discouraged) about Obama’s victory. I’m not. Obama ran a fine campaign, and given the current incompetence of the Republican party, his victory should come as no surprise. I disagree with Obama on most issues. But he is still my president, and I wish him well in governing the country, and congratulate him on his victory.