I tried to sleep through the night, but was glad when FunkyPlaid woke me up around 4am to tell me of Obama’s lead in the polls. I stayed up to watch Romney’s concession and Obama’s acceptance, and fell asleep shortly after dawn broke, exhausted but relieved.
While Obama hasn’t been a perfect president, he has inspired me to be a better citizen. That is more than I can say for any other president in my lifetime.
gratitude: Maine, Maryland, Washington, and Minnesota · Senators-elect Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren · hope tempered with hard work