Barack Obama is the 44th President, as spoken by the electorate, with both the popular and college vote. It has been a long eight years, and readers of this weblog should know that I’m thrilled but also ready to go to work. There is so much to do.
This is a climax to a long American story, with its triumphs, courage, and shames, and hopefully Langston Hughes is smiling. I’m with Mark with the Babylon Five quote (because B5’s narrative is right in step).
This is not a time for hatreds or disregrets or anger, though. Of course, McCain and his supporters are disappointed, perhaps angry, and the fights will continue.
But I’m ready to work and think. There is so much to do.