Well, hopefully more people are like me this go around. I would have PREFERED McCain (by a looong loong ways) but I will not be bitter about this election. To be honest, I'm sort of excited to have somebody new and energetic in office even if I completely disagree with him. I'm hoping more people leaning right will feel the same. (I can't decide which way I lean, depends on the issue)
I'm in the same predicament...I lean right but prefer to stay Independent because the Repubs have done just as many stupid things as the Dems.
Part of me wants to show my respect for the office and the person holding it even if his political views are vastly different than mine. Yet, the other part wants me to give him the same respect that the current President has received for pretty much his entire two terms.
I'm pretty much sick and tired of politics anyways, and seeing as the US is going to hell no matter who got voted in, I don't think I'll be changing that view anytime soon.