Wednesday, November 05, 2008

When Dreams Become Reality

And with John McCains' concession speech, even before all the polls have been reported in, the 2008 Presidential race has come to an end.

I would have preferred to have elected McCain for many reasons, and I voted accordingly.  That said - the people have spoken, and Barack Obama is now our President.

Congratulations to Obama on becoming the first black President of the United States of America, it is indeed a historical moment. 

I only wish that Dr. King and Rosa Parks would have been able to experience this moment which they made possible.

For Dr. King and his dream, which he pursued with unimaginable patience and endurance and for which he made the ultimate sacrifice, and for Rosa Parks and her exemplary courage in the face of overwhelming and often violent adversity - they are the reasons that tonight is not about partisanship for me, but about the realization of a great dream, pursued by great Americans who believed in freedom and justice for all.

God Bless America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.