"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and always will be, the United States Of America"
That's pretty uplifting stuff, and I'll admit that like many I shed a tear, and felt a surge of hope.
Unfortunately, while the Californians were electing a President, they were voting on some other stuff too. One thing in particular was to overturn Proposition 8, that's the court ruling that allowed Gay people to get married in the state of California. Alas, this is no longer possible, Californians voted to overturn the proposition and void all the marriages that have taken place over the last few months.
"young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans" are a long way from being equal Americans.
And by the way, folks, the Irish aren't big on equality either.