First of all, if you haven't voted, DO IT NOW! I was an early bird this year - I didn't want to take any chances. My day can take twists and turns I never anticipate, and I couldn't afford to procrastinate on this.
That being said...I am SO glad election day is finally here. By this time tomorrow we'll know who won. No more campaigning for at least a few months.
I'm an independent - a liberal conservative or conservative liberal, I haven't figured out which. I voted McCain-Palin because of the issues...not because of race as I've been accused (as a group, not individually.) I would have voted for Condoleeza Rice in a heartbeat.
If Obama wins the election, I'm not going to wail and cry and pull out my hair and leave the country. I think it's great that so many Americans are passionate about this election and seem to be embracing their role in the government by voting, but I worry about tomorrow. I hope the passion stays in the right place, and it isn't wasted on anger, hatred, or fear. We should be passionate about being Americans and draw together, move forward no matter who gets elected, because it doesn't end with the election. I hope everyone continues to stay involved and be informed and passionate and outspoken on all levels of our government - from local to national.
The President isn't the government. We, the American People, are the government. It's in our power to make this country great...or not.