A New Day
I graduated from college in 1992, a few months before President Clinton’s election. It was in the midst of a recession under Bush #1, and most of my generation felt alienated from the previous 12 years of Reagan/Bush. With Clinton’s win, we were overjoyed with hope and possibility, the feeling of relief that washed over us.
Tonight is exponentially so much greater, both in the sense of despair preceding it and the possibilities going forward. I was weepy during Obama’s acceptance speech, overwhelmed with what we managed to do. For the volunteers and believers, especially the youth who were so instrumental in this election, its time to bask in the glow of the most convincing victory in decades.
And let’s hope that Obama doesn’t let us down anywhere near as much as Clinton did.
And as a musical celebration:
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