Yes We Can...Yes We Did
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer".
President-elect Barack Obama,
November 4, 2008
(whew) <---- That's me exhaling.
It's been a long 8 years. It's been a long election.
I was one of those people to whom Barack was referring at the beginning of his speech. I had doubts that Obama could win. I didn't trust this country would elect a black man. After electing George W. Bush twice - OK, once - I didn't trust US voters.
But he did win and he won resoundingly. My faith in the US electorate has been restored.
He has a difficult job ahead of him. I'm excited! The political wonk in me can't wait to speculate on who will get picked for the Cabinet, who he'll nominate for the Supreme Court when the time comes.
The possibilities are endless and the feeling of hope - at least for today - is boundless.
Yes we did!