As Kate noted, the title of my last post could have been written about the election results, and so it is.
I was going to write a long post about patriotism and my conflicting and confusing attitudes towards being patriotic, but I'll just say this:
I believe the election- by the American people- of Barack Obama crystallizes everything that is good about the US.
No matter what else happens, if I can hold on to that image of the Obama family as they came out for the victory speech, to know that they were given the chance (by a landslide!) to occupy The White House, I can be proud of my country.