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The poll on the Live Journal homepage asked "How do you feel about the election results?" I checked "I'm ecstatic!" Truly, I was ecstatic on Tuesday night- as well as shocked, joyful, grateful, and most of all, RELIEVED that Mitt Romney won't be President.
In a way, I'm even more ecstatic than I was four years ago. Don't get me wrong: Barack Obama's victory in 2008 was a wonderful historic moment for the nation as we elected our first African-American president, and it was thrilling to be a part of it and to know that I helped make it happen.
However, in 2008, there was no doubt that Barack Obama would win, while in 2012, I seriously was preparing myself for a Romney victory. Therefore, this time, the joy was due to knowing that President Obama overcame so many obstacles to get re-elected: a highly electable opponent who was vindictive and had lots of money to spend on campaigning, slow economic recovery, all the polls showing the two candidates were nearly tied, the Republicans in Congress working against him to prevent him getting re-elected, and yet he overcame all of them! I have to admit, I'm still a little shocked that President Obama not only won, but won by a clear, significant majority of both the electoral and the popular vote; and not to mention that he won before Florida's votes were in!
I felt like it was Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and the Fourth of July all in one! Thanksgiving because I was so grateful for Obama's victory, Christmas because I got everything I wanted on my wish list (all the candidates I voted for got elected, both the ballot questions I voted for passed, and the one I voted against didn't pass), Easter because my hope and faith in America has been resurrected, and the Fourth of July because I'm reminded of how proud I am to be an American.
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