Eight years ago I stayed up late in to the night and I cried. I cried when they called the election for George W. Bush.
Four years ago during the Democratic convention I was watching a keynote speaker named Barack Obama, whom I had never heard of before, and I cried. I cried because I was moved that someone could speak so elegantly about bringing people together when things were so bitterly divided.
Tonight, as they called this historic election, I cried. I cried because I was so happy and proud that we have a leader who represents what I believe.
Thank you America. Tonight I have more hope than I've had in a long time.