And I suspect we woke up the neighbors when we both yelled as MSNBC called Ohio for Obama. That was when we were sure it was over. As you have all seen, we have tried to make Veronica a part of this historic campaign at every turn. Last night was no exception. We woke her up so that she could watch Barack Hussein Obama give the speech in which he accepted the role of President-Elect of the United States.
She was confused. And she won't remember it. But she was there. This country isn't that far away from the shame of slavery, and it is even less far from the shame of segregation. Leaving aside all of the other (more important to governing) reasons why I am excited that Obama won, I am proud to be a citizen of the country that elected him.