Wednesday, November 05, 2008

What a Moment

As Barack Obama spoke last night for the first time as President Elect, there were a group of twenty-somethings running through the streets of Colorado Springs.

They had been walking and talking with me on the phone, moseying down to the neighborhood pub where they could toast this new country we made today, until I let them know that Obama had begun his acceptance speech. They didn't want to miss it, because this is a moment they will remember all their lives. So they hung up and ran.

Yes, it is a different country today than it was yesterday. It has a new face - one that more closely reflects the people who make it up - and a new leader who inspires his constituents to help. Not just shop.

In the words of the immortal Flounder, this is gonna be great.

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