I was always optimistic and hopeful that Obama would win the United States presidency. I was at a company celebration on the evening of the 4th and all I could think about was the election results.
I was celebrating this historic moment as it was happening. I was truly, profoundly moved when I learned that Obama had officially won (when I got home). I'm still riding on that feeling since last week, watching the Obama victory speech, Obama fan videos. It really has made me renew hope in humanity and even if I'm not American, I believe Obama can unite more than a nation.
To people expressing cynicism, saying that Obama can't change anything and that hope will only be crushed, I say that hope drives us forward and drives us to do unimaginable things. At the very least, hope is making me and a lot of people a bit happier for the time being.
Watch It's a New Day from will.i.am on youtube for some Obama-inspired music.