Nov 5, 2008

Number 44

In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let’s resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long.

Let’s remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity.

Those are values that we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.

As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, we are not enemies but friends. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.

And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.

Barack Obama
November 4, 2008

I hope he doesn't let us down - I am very anxious to see what the next few years will bring.

But for now - I am celebrating!

Oh - and Prop 2 won in California. Now Happy Cows really will come from California!


  1. I wish I would have seen your post on Prop. 2 earlier, I would have like to put in on my backyard farming blog. I'm glad it past!

  2. Me too! Now hopefully measures like this will pass in other big agriculture states as well.

  3. We'll hope we have good times ahead! We need to keep together as a country in support for Obama.