Congratulations are in order to the new President of the United States: Barack Obama.
I voted differently, as I have noted. Unlike many that don't like the result, I am not going to say he is the president. As Senator McCain said in his concession speech, I see Obama as my president. One hopes for a general downplaying of the severe rhetoric of the campaign. Honestly, perhaps we can promote civil discourse. A dream, perhaps. As Americans, we need to get along. I wouldn't expect all to get along perfectly, but at least civilly.
Our 19 year old daughter Allegra was able to vote for President for the first time. Who says that college students are just aimless partiers? Not I, says this proud dad.