A vote I’m very proud of…
Now, finally, the waiting starts to end. Numbers are posted on the myriad of screens and are subsequently dissected by talking heads while I sit glued in place like a child keeping lookout for Santa on Christmas Eve. My mood is cautiously optimistic that the returns will favor my candidate, unlike the last time I performed this ritual four years ago.
As it happens, I’m not the only one feeling this way. It was a major undercurrent to my day at the Future of Web Design conference today, with speakers and others constantly alluding to it. Yet no one would utter names for fear of putting the jinx on them — more realistically for the sake of courtesy and good taste, but I like to let my mind wander.
Myself, I sit here cautiously optimistic — just like in 2004. Unlike ’04, this time I had the pleasure of voting for my first choice and not the lesser of two bad choices. Since I first heard him speak, I knew I wanted to see him at this precipice. I may not be religious, but I have faith in this man and his abilities. What’s more, I have faith in his potential to be a truly great President. I can now imagine how those who voted for JFK must have felt.
Just a few more hours to hope. One way or the other, a change is coming. We’re at the end of the beginning.