A Close One

I’m happy that Obama won the election. I don’t think he’s by any means perfect, but I definitely don’t want a commander in chief who believes he’s going to get his own planet after he dies.

That said, my happiness about Obama’s reelection is tempered by the fact that the popular vote was almost dead even. As a country, we really are very divided about who we are and where we want to go in the future. It’s going to take a lot of work to achieve the kind of unity we’ll need to make any truly substantive forward progress.

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