Just like Rev. Jesse Jackson, I wept when it was beyond doubt that Barack Obama has won the election. That a black man would be the most powerful person in the world, that the United States of America, with its recent history of repressing the black community (indeed, the non-white community) and treating them like second-class citizens, had voted an African-American into the White House, had done what no other nation on earth could've done and in that moment I was reminded of what makes America great; of the bewildering contradictions that make that nation what it is.
What a joyful moment this is, for America, for the world, a chance for change, or doing things a different way, a better way, of welcoming America back into the fold, of having a genuine ally again; what a joyful day indeed.
Welcome back America, we have missed you desperately but welcome back brothers and sisters.
On a closing note, I read with amusement that with the truce of trying to get elected over, McCain has at last made his feelings clear on Sarah Palin: "she was even more trouble than a pitbull."
I don't know what fills me with more horror, the idea that she was picked in the first place as a running mate or that some people in the GOP actually back her as a possible candidate for 2012.
Best not to linger on that repulsive human and bask in the glow of a good man being the most powerful man, in the world.