Well it's still incredible it has happened. Am now very proud of a blog entry I made two years ago,
although I am even more proud that the american voters have overcome prejudice and cynicism. I have to say I am not a fan of Jesse Jackson, but was touched when I saw the BBC report of Obama's victory speech and seeing a shot of Jackson with tears streaming down his face and I was thinking of Martin Luther King, whom Jackson was a friend of. King said the night before he was assassinated that he might not get to the Promised Land with his audience but that he had seen it, I wonder if this moment, this election, is partly what Dr. King meant.
My thoughts are also with John McCain. As an opponent I regarded him with respect, and his attitude towards those of us who supported Obama was reciprocated and it showed in his acceptance speech. What a pity therefore that some of his supporters do not share that graciousness. Hopefully, if they don't allow themselves to get too bitter, they will learn from this.
So here's to a new start for us all