I imagine being a black South African, and realize that for the very first time in the modern era, a black-skinned man is the king of the world in the eyes of the South African people.
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Barack Obama represents something inside all of us, something not defined by color or ethnicity. We look at him and see a fleeting reflection of better selves.
The souvenir sector is way up but the tie-in sector may be doing even better! Obama-brand paint rollers, up 43%. Obama-brand breath mints, up 52%. Obama-brand breakfast cereals, up 59%.
Now we can and must demand better ethical standards from our bankers, financial advisors, corporate and political leaders.
"Yes We Did" what? Elect Barack Obama on good faith alone? It appears Obamanites think their journey is over, and that good people are at the helm, and all will be well.
What we witnessed last night and what we're still feeling the aftershocks of this morning is, in a word, history.
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