Congratulations to President-elect Barack Obama. It’s truly a historic achievement, and I’m proud of my country for finally breaking this barrier that has been in place for a very long time. He ran a great campaign, and he was able to blunt all the Republican arguments against him without much effort. There will be more said about the missed opportunities by the McCain campaign, and many second-guessers will analyze the failures of that campaign for years to come.
Barack…we have given you an opportunity to lead this nation. Don’t change it too much.
The United States of America is still a great country. That greatness stems from the hard work and dedication of our citizens. Our strength has always been in our people and in our awesome military. We can take comfort in the fact that America’s success or failure is not determined by our politicians. Each and every one of us can and will make adjustments to our lives based on political realities, but it’s even more important that we keep fighting. I intend to hold our next President accountable, and for the sake of this country, I want him to make the right decisions in domestic and foreign policy. That’s what country first should mean — putting our country before any political party advantage. Many tough decisions will have to be made in the next 4 years, and it is in America’s best interest that President-elect Obama makes the right decisions.
Today we give Barack credit for making history. Tomorrow we get to work fighting him on policy issues.