I’ve been waiting years for this night and I’m absolutely terrified. I really, really want to believe that Obama’s going to win, but I’m afraid that he won’t and I’ll be crushed. A world in which McCain is President is scary for me. I believe that he and his party want to control as much of my life as they possibly can including who I can marry and what I can do with my reproductive organs. I believe that if he wins, people will die from a lack of healh care and young women who have been raped will be forced to endure back rooom procedures or deal with the possible cconsequences of being a victim. I believe that funding for alternative education will be cut, putting me out of a job and stem cell research will be stunted, putting me out of a sister.
I don’t believe things will be perfect under Obama. I don’t even necessarily believe they’ll be all that better than they are now. But they will be better. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to keep the civil rights we have and gain a few more. I don’t expect to see a revolution. I just don’t want to feel like we’re in a hole that we’ll never climb out of. I need hope, and McCain can’t give it to me.