Biden Wins

tl;dr I’m really glad Joe Biden won the election.

It’s been a particularly long week in a particularly long year, the longest year in what has been a long four years. I’d grown so accustomed to the pall hanging over everything that it just seemed like the way things are. But finally, on Saturday morning, November 7, 2020, some sunlight broke through through the gloom.

Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States, with Kamala Harris as his groundbreaking running mate.

Joe Biden as Vice President (2013)
Joe Biden

I know it doesn’t magically solve all our problems; there’s still a lot of work to do. But, man, what a moment. I feel like I can breathe again for the first time in years. It’s just like the sign in my neighbor’s yard said:

I’m so tremendously grateful to everyone who helped make this happen, in whatever capacity. Thanks to all the organizers, who did unbelievable behind-the-scenes work to get out the vote. Watching Georgia turn blue was beautiful. Thanks to the poll workers, who ground through the vote tabulation under unprecedented scrutiny. Thank you, thank you, thank you for carrying out this most patriotic of duties.

Thanks, America, for voting for decency and democracy. ❤️