Election night painful, but historically normal

– After a two year presidential term, the opposition party historically gains the presidency and congressional seats.

– A poor economy will always be tied to the sitting President and his party, regardless of who is in Congress. (The timing of the market crisis could not have been worse).

In light of just those two factors alone (not including fundraising disadvantages, media bias, messaging, etc.) McCain ran an honorable campaign against tough odds, we should be encouraged. As for Obama, I applaud Barack Obama as my new President who ran an unbelievable campaign and helped make history last night. I respect the voters and my new President and so should my fellow taxpayers.