It seems the Obama family has left the park. Me too although I dragged my feet the whole way home. And while I couldn't see one official thing, nothing really, it was fine because I was there. What I was able to see was amazing, people, all kinds of people, crying, dancing and celebrating. John McCain said in his concession speech that this was a great day for African Americans. I think this was a great day for all Americans. Maybe, just maybe, this historic day could lead us all to stop differentiating, using race to draw a line between people. Maybe we could use skin color to describe someone's physical appearance rather than to create a seperate group of citizens. Maybe this is the step in the right direction, to allow us to put some of the bad history behind us, everyone. My friend Kenny pointed out to me that McCain's comment was a reflection of his age and that may be true, but it is also another reason to celebrate Obama. He's young, although older than the 45 that I learned on Meet the Press was the arbitrary age targeted as Race Is An Issue voter age.
And now there is hope.