"In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan That Shinning City on the Hill. Yesterday, after having voted in many elections past, I had the high privledge of watching my daughter vote for the very first time. Her support for Barack Obama was a validation to the ability of our new President-elect to inspire young people to do do something greater than themselves. When she alked out of the polling place she looked at me with solemn eye's and told me " you know I really had no idea till today how much my vote mattered". All I could manage was a big smile on my face as a proud dad reached out to hug his daughter. While I disagreed with her choice, IMHO her deep beliefs in our new President-Elect was unwaivering and was inspirational to see. Last evening when watching the election, I turned and watched her as they announced her choice for President. She looked back at me and was smiling and holding her hands to her cheeks with tears of joy in her eye's. It was a moment on a personal level I will never forget, to see my daughters loves in lifes so very different than my own validated for her. In several respects last evening while Barack Obama whom I personally did not support won this election. In many way's and through the eyes of a proud father, even through loss, I win!! So thank you Mr. President-Elect from a proud dad and Godspeed to you.