Congratulations, Obama, and Congratulations, America
Four years ago, I was watching CSPAN one night when a young African-American man, a political unknown, who was running for Senate came on the TV. Within seconds of his talk, painting a hopeful picture of a united United States and a return to being a great nation, I ran and got Jenni and told her she had to come see the "man who will become the first African-American President in the U.S."
After being outspent by the Big Political Machine, after being tossed under the bus and told it couldn't be done, particularly while declining special interest donations, Barack Obama was able to take a first (and huge) step in doing it: running a grassroots campaign fueled by hope and the 'whatever they could afford' donations of almost 500,000 Americans who are longing for change, who don't want Red states and Blue states, but a truly United States of America.
We have been supporting him for over a year now, and his bumper sticker has been on our car for months. This is one of this times where you know you want to be on the right side of history. And four years after that first epiphany, it's so incredibly exciting to see it beginning.