Barack Hussein Obama II will be the 44th President of the United States of America.
Honestly, I don't even know where to begin.
Moments after the networks called the election on Obama's behalf, my friend called me and said, simply "this proves that Love Beats Fear."
A few days later, another friend called and said this:
"Yo, man. I had this dream last Tuesday night, where this whack dude was the President, and he was fuckin' everything up. So we had an election, and there was another old whack dude running against a black dude.
And you know what? The black dude won.
Crazy shit, right?
So, I was just callin' to ask, did you have the same dream?"
My own personal analogy is that it's the difference between standing in a room in the dark for eight years, and suddenly someone switches on the lights. Nothing physically in the room has changed. But the light banishes the shadows. It makes the gems in the room shine. It illuminates the paths forward. Where once there was nothing but fear and uncertainty, we can now, all see the possibilities.
Now, let's take them.