Yes, I am ecstatic! Yes, I am elated! Because my guy won, and everything I believe has been affirmed.
But has it? This country is split, and I remember how I felt in 2004, and so I mourn too for a little less than half the country, even as I don't understand why. How can they possibly believe some of the things I find so repugnant? Something I'll be investigating for a long time.
Was it a crushing victory? Did the voters give an overwhelming mandate? Yes we won, but are we any closer to working together for the good of everyone?
I'm not nearly as confident as everyone else seems to be. But I'm hopeful.