Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Okay, that's it, Obama just took Ohio and I'm ready to lose my liberal anxiety. Today's New Thing: I'm first in the nation to call the election and declare Barack Obama the next president of the United States.
There are so many reasons to be relieved, like the nightmare of the past eight years is finally over and the U.S. can once again look the rest of the world in the eye. Chief among them today for me, however, is that I'm home in bed with a cold and unable to do much of anything, let alone something new. Luckily, history got made today, so I'm covered.
Rapper Jay-Z put it best:
"Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama ran so we can all fly."