I’m sure there is enough of this all over the blogosphere, but I’m too full of emotions that I just need to vent. I’m disappointed yet amazed at the results of this election. I am in utter disbelief, but the results are in.

So what happens now? We’ve re-elected the president whose campaign has been based on fear and lies. It sickens me to think that we will have to endure four more years of this.

Maybe President Bush can prove me wrong. I sure hope so. For the good of our country, I wish so.

There is definitely a lot of sadness in our nation today, and thankfully, not a lot of violence (although there is some anger). But we’re stuck with the monkey for another term, we have to learn to deal with it, and god forbid, make the best of it.

Some people say that America has spoken; that the voices of our nation have been heard (direct quote heard on the news today). IMHO, only 51% of America has spoken and been heard… I think the rest of us are still kicking and screaming, and it is far from over. We have not been heard. Our nation is split, and we need to be brought back together. How, I do not know.

In Mr. Kerry’s speech this afternoon, he has instilled a glimmer of hope in his supporters by trying to inspire us to continue to fight for what we believe in.

“Today, I hope we can begin the healing.” I wish I could be as optimistic as he. Maybe in due time, I don’t know.

I did not find myself comforted by Bush’s victory speech at all.

The worst thing we can say right now is “I Hate America” and “I Hate Ohio” (both sentiments I’ve heard multiple times today). If we’re truly Americans, we shan’t be so harsh, and we should try to move on the best way we can. We love our country, so we can’t let it continue to go down in flames.

Come on America, we have a lot of work to do.

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