Okay, I'm excited. . . really. . . I am. The path to get to this point was just so convoluted and looooong. I ended up disliking Hillary Clinton more than I ever thought was possible, and I look for reconciliation within the party for the sake of all Americans.
So now I'm going to sit back and allow myself to actually enjoy this moment. I've been an Obama supporter for a long time. When I heard his speech -- The Audicity of Hope -- at the Democratic National Convention in July of 2004 I was completely, utterly and totally blown away. THIS was what it was all about for me and I was amazed that I was hearing it in a national setting. (I'm used to being on the fringe.) Then when I had the chance to vote for Obama as my representative in the Senate, I was overwhelmed and overcome. A politician that I really believed in and agreed with on so many points was now representing *me* in our government. Democracy in action -- truly.
I almost didn't dare hope that he would run for president. It was too much -- too good to be true! And now that is exactly what is happening. Pinch me!
The old excitement is bubbling back up! Thank goodness the battle for the nomination is behind us -- the presidential election should be a breeze in comparison!