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I'm a happily married, Canadian, middle-aged mother of two teenage sons. We've watched the presidential race and couldn't be more thrilled with the results. The United States isn't "our" country and Mr. Obama isn't "our" president, yet I feel so pleased (and relieved!) that he'll lead the United States into what feels like a better future. It can't be denied—the USA has a huge impact on this world. I'm reminded, yet again, that we are all connected. I suppose this is why I'm so happy about Obama's win.

— Audrey of Ajax, Ontario, Canada