I can't believe it's over. Finally, over. Well, ok, not really because Clinton has still NOT conceded. The one thing this long primary has taught me is that the Clintons are void of class. With all of Bill's vitriol and all of Hillary's selfishness it's extremely difficult to remember the halcyon days of Bill's first term as President. Which is disappointing to say the least.
But, let's not focus on that, let's instead try to focus on the fact that for the first time in our nation's history a woman and an African-American man ran for the highest office in America. And, not only did people not hold race or gender against them (for the most part), but the Democratic Party registered a record number of new members. Whether that's because people are really, really tired of the Republicans being in charge, or they were really, really excited to be a part of history and seeing a possible change in the way we are governed is sort of a moot point.
In Barack's own words:
I want to thank every American who stood with us over the course of this campaign - through the good days and the bad; from the snows of Cedar Rapids to the sunshine of Sioux Falls. And tonight I also want to thank the men and woman who took this journey with me as fellow candidates for President.
At this defining moment for our nation, we should be proud that our party put forth one of the most talented, qualified field of individuals ever to run for this office. I have not just competed with them as rivals, I have learned from them as friends, as public servants, and as patriots who love America and are willing to work tirelessly to make this country better. They are leaders of this party, and leaders that America will turn to for years to come.It's difficult to believe that we only have 6 more months of W's tyranny. Well, unless McCain wins the nomination, which if there is any small amount of justice in the world, will not happen.