I have voted in every presidential election since I turned 18 years old. I voted for the winner twice and the loser twice. I think it's time for another win.
I had a big, fat grin on my face when I filled out my ballot this morning. My anxiety has been building all day. I'm about to put Jane to bed, crack open a bottle of wine, and watch the results with very very guarded optimism.
This was the first presidential election I wasn't just voting for myself. I voted for Obama for a lot of reasons today. Here are three very important ones:
It means her rights as a female won't be compromised anytime soon.
The idea of an African-American president won't be a special thing to her. It will be a normal thing.
Her country, while facing some incredibly difficult challenges, will have an aura of hope, rather than fear.
Here we go....