Tuesday, May 20, 2008
An Historic Day
If post-911 America has been an often troubling, even bewildering place to be, today, the United States has reason to be proud. The Democrats may have had their squabbles over the past several weeks, but if folks on either side of the political divide will step back for moment, we can all appreciate this day for the extraordinary day that it is: Today, we have essentially nominated our first African-American candidate for President, whilst simultaneously seeing a female candidate go further than any female candidate before her. Down to the wire, in fact. There will be some predictable bitterness and squabbling on the Democratic side, and the Republicans will continue to moan about how Obama isn't qualified - despite having elected the least-qualified person into the office ... twice - but, no, we really do have cause for celebration. Congratulations, America. There's reason to love this fledgling, teenager of a country, warts 'n' all.