The long, seemingly endless election is finally over. Barack Obama is our new President. His victory was clear and decisive.
I have personally never witnessed a more bitter election.
But that was then; this is now. It is time for us to set aside our partisan hats and put on our American ones.
As a country, we still have huge problems to solve...
I want to do my part. Therefore, starting today, I am publicly making four commitments to President-Elect Barack Obama:
I will pray for him and our country.
I will assume his motives are good, giving him the benefit of the doubt.
I will not speak ill of him, even if I don’t always agree with him.
I will cast off the spirit of cynicism, and be a positive force for good.
Yesterday was a historic day. We can all be proud as Americans. Today, we begin a new future. It’s time to come together. I am ready for a united United States.