Like much of the world, I got emotional about Barack Obama’s victory last night.
His speeches were eloquent and moving. Symphonies in words. But that’s not what moved me.
He is a black man, and the historical significance of his becoming President is obvious. That’s not what moved me either.
What moved me is that, simply, he is a good man. Not a good Democrat or a good black man.
A. Good. Man.
From all accounts, he has lived by the same moral code all of his life. His campaign reflected that. I felt that instead of trying to ignore the criticism that was being slung at him he addressed it. He worked through it. He moved past it.
After these past 2 elections, I didn’t think anybody worth being President wanted the job. I hate to go all catchphrase, but I lost hope.
Barack has a lot to learn and a lot to do, but he ran a brilliant and inclusive campaign.
I am proud to now call him President Obama.