It was fitting that as midnight approached, the clock moving forward to a new day, President Barack Obama was reelected President of the United States of America. Listening to former Governor Mitt Romney’s concession speech and Obama’s victory speech, the words of Senator Ted Kennedy came to mind about America’s democratic journey, “The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”
While the 2008 election affirmed America was ready for CHANGE, 2012 affirmed that she is ready to guard and be responsible for it. The world watched with great anticipation and now looks to see, how we heal our divisions and move FORWARD. They will watch because we are not just a shining beacon of hope, we are a great example of how democracy works.
Our nation is closer to fulfilling her destiny. Yesterday’s election symbolizes the wisdom of the founding fathers naming our country, The United States of America. President Obama was reelected because large numbers of Latinos, African Americans, Women, White and others came together, voted individually and yet collectively, at the same time. Change did happen!
The Republican Party is taking notice and will regroup. Let’s hope they will find ways to make creative collaborations to advance the cause of perfecting our union. Romney gave a gracious concession speech and set the tone of political unity saying the time has come to “rise above partisan politics and political bickering.” Thus the work goes on.
And the President ended the night and this blog, leading the nation and providing a picture of Senator Kennedy’s words about the work, the cause, hope, and a dream that never dies.
“That’s why elections are important, it’s not small, it’s big, it’s important. Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be noisy, and messy and complicated. We have our own opinions. Each of has deeply held beliefs. And when we go through tough times, when we make big decisions as a country, it necessarily stirs passions, stirs up controversy. That won’t change after tonight and it shouldn’t. These arguments that we have are a mark of our liberty, and we can never forget, that as we speak, people in distant nations are risking their lives for a chance to argue about the issues that matter. A chance to cast their ballots like we did today. But despite all our differences, most of us share certain hopes for Americans future…..God Bless You and God Bless these United States!”