In all of my life I have never felt a moment like this. It really is, with certainty, a brand new day. After years of feeling disenfranchised, we finally have a very special, very human leader, who respects us back, who knows who we are and who has persevered like a hero. He's the role model of a lifetime for us all. Barack Obama inspires us. When he says Yes We Can, I actually believe him.
And the kids are going to get a puppy! It's like we're all getting puppies!!!
There was an incredible celebration in Brooklyn last night with people cheering in the streets (Brooklyn was 79% Obama). In between jumping up and down and hoorays and high fives, we all teared up as we experienced history. We rang in a new era with our friends and neighbors, a few glasses of champagne, and the kind of confidence in a leader and the American people I haven't known my entire adult life.
Now let's get out there, catch our breaths and forge ahead. We're going to need all the help we can get---I think if a president has the kind of support we're capable of giving, (and of course majority in the House and Senate doesn't hurt either) we're going to heal rapidly.
Happy New-ness everyone!