Last night was amazing.
I watched Jesse Jackson cry as he watched the events of the evening unfold. I wondered what was going through his mind. I’m sure he was reflecting on those long, hard, scary days when he, Martin Luther King Jr. and many other black men and women fought for rudimentary rights that white Americans had enjoyed for decades. I was moved by his tears… and the tears of many others as I watched the events of the evening unfold. Having recently read the autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. this evening was significant for me.
I did not vote for Barack Obama. I voted for John McCain… even though I didn’t like him. My vote had nothing to do with race and everything to do with content. I voted for a man I did not want and got a president I did not vote for. Nevertheless, this morning I am excited for the future and grateful for our new president… President Barack Obama.
Some reflections on the evening:
- I am proud of Barack Obama.
- I am in awe of the vision of Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders. They saw this coming a long time ago.
- I am excited for the beautiful Obama family to grace the halls of the White House.
- I am in awe of Obama’s ability to rouse a sleeping voter block – young people.
- I look forward to Obama’s compelling speeches and inspirational rhetoric.
- I anticipate significant racial healing to come as a result of this election. This pleases me.
Mr. President, I salute you and pray for you and your beautiful family.