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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Reflection

I backed 3 horses (financially).

The first horse won, and won big (Barack Obama).

The second horse lost, not hugely, but soundly (No on Prop 8).

The third horse is still undetermined (Al Franken in MN).

Obviously it could have gone better. But sometimes you need to take stock and be glad for what you got.

I’m always going to remember where I was when Barack Obama was declared the 44th President of the United States of America – The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. And I hope to always remember watching Obama’s speech on the big screens there. Just before Obama spoke, my brother called me from Grant Park in Chicago. It must have been amazing time to be there, although for the majority of Americans (ok, 52-53% is a majority!) it was a great time to be anywhere.

I fully expect to be disappointed by a lot of what Obama does over the next four to eight years. I have no delusions on him being perfect. But I do believe he was the best man for the job at hand, and the country will be a better place under him. I just have to hope my belief is not unfounded.

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