November 5, 2008
A New Hope
Barack Obama was just elected the next President of the United States. Here in Canada, for the past few months, there has been a lot of discussion about US politics, the election and how Barack Obama needs to win. It was pretty interesting to see more people huddled around a television watching American election results than I had talked to about Canadian politics since I moved here. But I was not surprised. This election is truly a turning point in American history...and will undoubtedly have more of an impact on Canadians than the relatively minor changes brought on by the most recent Canadian election.
I'm exhausted and behind in my work, but, more importantly, for the first time in years, I am optimistic about the future of the United States and its role in the world.