I voted for Obama. I can't remember any other election where I felt trepidation while waiting for the results.
In 2008 I almost voted Republican. I just wasn't sure if I wanted to take the chance with Obama's health care bill. I'm still not quite sure about it. I am afraid, like a lot of Americans against the health care bill, that the government will legislate the crap out of it and make visiting a doctor or hospital one of the worst experiences we all must suffer through. I definitely like the law in other ways though. My husband is Bipolar, so pre-existing conditions made it difficult when we needed to buy private insurance. He went a year without any insurance at all because it was just impossible to find health care that would even cover him let alone be affordable. In the end doing some research, and listening to family and friends swayed me to vote for Obama in 2008. I'm glad I did. One of the best things he did was save the car industry and prevent another recession. I was happy to vote for him again this year and overjoyed that he won.
I'll leave you with this quote from my daughter last night.
"I don't care if Obama wins as long as Romney doesn't."
I think that's exactly what some Americans felt like when voting yesterday.