Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Regarding the Obama Win

On this historic evening, the newscasters are trying to come up with profound musings about the momentousness of Obama's win. What I know is that its the first time I've personally felt inspired by this government--that perhaps our better selves can and will prevail. Obama mentioned "service & sacrifice" in the coming years and that's fine. I wouldn't expect to get something for nothing, but it's this odd sense of the rest of the country that I haven't felt before. A fledgling unity that will certainly be tested and could have been entered into begrudgingly by some. But a unity nonetheless which overwhelms me with it's resonance.

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