Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election 2012

Dear Bug,

Guess what? Obama was re-elected!

I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I knew I was nervous but until today I didn't realize how nervous I actually was.

You were born into a world where Obama was already President. Lucky kid! And I'm so glad that he will be the POTUS for the next 4 years. I really believe he is a capable leader.

Sure, we're not in the best place as a country but we're in a better place than we were 4 years ago when he took office. We're making progress. Most of all, I feel so relieved that we have someone in office who believes that gay people should have the same rights as the rest of us. Someone who believes that women can make their own reproductive health decisions. Someone who believes that we all should have access to affordable health care.

And not only was Obama re-elected, we have 18 women in the Senate. We have our first openly gay woman Senator. Elizabeth Warren was elected! Claire McCaskill beat Todd Akin! It was a great night for us, Bug. Particularly for you young people. I feel good about the road we're on for your generation.