Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A few pretty incredible things about this election

1) Indiana hasn't gone for a Democrat since 1964. This time, it did.

2) Missouri has voted with the winner of the Presidency in every election for 100 years. Except in 1956 and 2008.

3) Barack Obama is the first Democrat since Jimmy Carter to win with more than 50% of the popular vote.

Not to mention the fact that 200 years of history have been shattered into bits, and America has listened to its better nature for the first time and seen beyond skin color to elect an intelligent, passionate, eloquent, and determined African-American man to the White House - by a huge margin.

We don't have to stare at the news for days on end waiting for legal battles and crises and electoral idiocy to play itself out in Florida or Ohio. We don't have to wait, biting our fingernails, on the edge of our seats, as the Supreme Court steps in to hand the election to one of the candidates.

This time, we know who won. We know who won decisively, with no tricks, no treachery, no lies, no suppression. This election was fair, it was real, and it was decisive.

Now the work begins.