I kept thinking, "I wish my Mother could be here." I thought about Barack Obama's grandmother...
and Paul Newman, too.
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Numerous veterans are returning home to find a newly found passion for politics as we have seen first hand how America's policies affect other nations and how Washington has failed.
Tonight, the American people didn't just unite their states, they united the world: a world that in 7 short years had seen the nadir of hate, had witnessed the horror of inhumanity.
President George Bush is the big loser for reasons that have nothing to do with the election -- he's in a no-win situation regardless of what happens after the election.
As a foreign observer, I am amazed by the level of political engagement and the turnout of the American citizens to the voting ballots - these things reflect their commitment to a better world.
I am sitting with a number of the biggest players in American politics and they are gasping for air. This is a big night. Change, but it will come with crisis.
For Democrats, who have become accustomed to their party blowing an election even when it seemed like a sure thing, Tuesday night's results were a bitter pill to swallow.
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