I am extremely stoked
about Obama winning. I'd been waiting 8 long years for November 4, 2008, and the fact that he won so categorically and decisively, so fast
, without any sort of outcry from his opposition (aside from Palin doing her completely-expected retardation where she blames the very media which was the only reason she even did as well as she did), that I have great hopes for this country.
Also, Obama's victory speech did a lot to soothe my anger. I still feel like it was very bittersweet, though.
There are three silver linings, though:
- The vote was close. Gay rights have obviously made huge strides.
- There are already several attempts to challenge Prop 8 in court, mostly attacking it from different angles.
- There are, by some accounts, as many as 3 million uncounted absentee ballots, which could easily swing the final count in either direction. I know that most of my coworkers voted absentee and I know that all of them voted no on 8. For example.