Waking up this morning was like coming out of a long, dark coma.  The the skies here in Virginia were overcast and rainy, it nevertheless seemed bright and sunny to me.  Our hope has been returned.  Our pride has been returned.  We can once again be the nation that helped save Europe from Nazi Germany and the worldfrom Japanese imperialism in World War II; we can once again be the nation that put a man on the moon.  There is still a long way to go, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Things are still broken, but there is now hope that we have the right leaders to fix them.

I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992; Bill Clinton in 1996; Al Gore in 2000; John Kerry in 2004.  But never have I been as excited about an election, never have I felt as inspired by a leader, and never have I felt such pride in casting my vote as I did yesterday for President-elect Barack Obama.  How cool is that?

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.