Sophie is going to grow up in the Obama years.

For her, it’s going to be ordinary to have a black man as president. 

For me, I get to have at least four years of not cringing every time the president is quoted on the news. Four years of sense. Four years, at least, when I get to be proud to be American.  

Four years may not be enough time to undo the train-wreck that is our overly-de-regulated economy, our quagmire in Iraq, our housing crisis, our loss of rights under Bush-Cheney, our current mess. Four years might not even begin to address the ignorant hate that got Prop 8 passed in my state. But four years is better than I expected. Four years of President Obama. For now, the good guys won.


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