Just to think, a year ago no one would've thought a bi-racial first term senator from Illinois would become the next president of the United States.
But here we are, as he just said, “A new dawn of American leadership is at hand.” It's truly inspiring.
I remember watching him for the first time 4 years ago on the Democratic Convention when he made that inspired speech. I remember wondering, gee, who is that guy? If a black man ever becomes the president, he has a good chance of becoming the first one. But I didn't think it would come so soon.
He represents change, hope and diversity. But I hope he doesn't let us down. If he's truly who he appears to be, it's going to be exciting to be living in 2009. Man, my eyes are teary now.