Nov 5, 2008 at 1:40 PM
My children are a genetic mixed bag - their ancestors come from 11 different parts of the world - and I like the new high water mark being set for equality.

It is important to me that my girls are judged only on their merit as people when they grow up -- as any of us should be. I hope that this does help make that easier for them.

I don't like the man's policies too much, but he seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

As a libertarian, I'd like to keep my freedoms. I hope that we do keep them. If he can manage to be President without taking any more of our freedoms, I'll be happy.

Neither of the two major parties seem to be able to leave my rights well enough alone. So I tend to vote for PEOPLE now.

I hope that this person does a good job of being president, without regard for parties. And I think the rest of America hopes that right now, too.

I hope he is virtuous.

The instant result I'm seeing is rejuvenation of hope in my fellow countrymen (or absolute misery, depending on who you talk to). Hope in America is always a good thing. I wonder if it will hold or fade?


  1. My step-dad is a libertarian.

    I certainly hope that Obama fulfils his promise in terms of integrity and virtue.

  2. Cat Says:

    Excellent post, well-said. I think there are many people out there who would agree with your concerns, as well as your reason for hoping.

  3. C.S. Perry Says:

    Every German was madly in love with Hitler in 1939.

  4. Kat Says:

    Dude, CAT was here! Hi Cat! She just gave me an award!

    Anyway, yeah. I agree, totally. I love the hope. I wonder... time will tell.

  5. I vote for people too, rather than parties or platforms. I've even voted for people on "opposing" parties at one time or another, though I don't see why they have to be opposing, when they could be cooperating towards something helpful for everyone. Here's hoping the future is better.