As of this evening, November 4th 2008 at 11 p.m. EST, Barack Hussein Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. I’m even more proud to be an American today than I normally am. His story is a real American story; proof that you can be anything you want, that you can grab yourself by your bootstraps and come from a single-parent family on welfare and food stamps, to see your mother fight with insurance companies while dying of cancer because they refused to cover her treatment, to get yourself to Harvard, to win a seat in the U.S. Senate, and to eventually be President. History in the making, the first black President of the United States. What a time to be alive!
I can’t wait to tell my children and grandchildren that I voted for the first black President.
Congratulations, Senator Obama… er, should I say, President-Elect Obama.