I stole this from an old military friend and just had to share. Thanks for the perspective, Pete, I couldn't agree more!
Once again, Americans have selected a leader. Note that, no tanks rolled through streets, no soldiers occupied towns and cities, no "factions", unsatisfied with the results, murdered other "factions". No thugs attacked people merely for voting; in fact, all citizens eligible were constantly encouraged to vote, regardless of whom they voted for. No riots broke out. No prospective aspirant leader called for the death of his opponents. No one ordered others to kill their enemies. Bombs were not detonated in polling places.
The process took place, peacefully.
No matter how you feel about its outcome, isn't that something we can all be proud of?