It's over. And in case you didn't catch the final results, it was a blowout. Barack Obama mopped the floor with John McCain, winning by well over 100 electoral votes, and nearly 6 million in the popular vote.
If just 3 years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, anyone had suggested a black President in 2008, they would have been laughed out of the room. Hell, in January of 2008, Vegas probably wouldn't have given you very decent odds either. But, last night, in voting booths across the country, Americans overwhelmingly transcended their preconceptions on skin color and middle names, and choose the man they feel can best deliver change to Washington, DC. And throughout the world, America is once again seen as that land of hope and opportunity, where surely anything is possible.
But now what? Ok, Barack. You did it. You proved us all wrong. You ran an amazing campaign. You inspired millions. Now what?
America loves you, Barack. That's for sure. But this honeymoon is going to end real quick. If people don't start seeing results, and quick, your administration could be doomed... not to mention the legacy of your historic campaign. If the politics of usual infiltrate your White House, then you will be no better than the do-nothing politicians you railed against. Our nation is in a mess, Barack. Bush left a heaping pile of shit for you to clean it up. In a way, McCain's got to be happy to turn this job over to you.
So what do you got, Barack? Please tell us there is some steak to all of your sizzle. Please tell us you are going to roll up those sleeves and deliver on at least some of those amazing speeches. You don't have to answer that now. Get some rest. Enjoy it, Barack. You've earned it. But when you wake up tomorrow, just know that you have got your work cut out for you.