WELCOME to the Oval Office, President Obama.
So, I was wrong. You can hardly blame me for being pessimistic.
As I write, a CNN analysis is concluding that in the best case scenario for McCain, he won’t be able to reach 270 electoral college votes.
Amazing. Astonishing. Quite genuinely, tonight has restored my faith in the good sense and judgment of the American people.
And consider what’s been achieved: he’ll be the first president to have gone straight from the Senate to the White House since Kennedy in 1961; he’ll also be the first northern Democrat to win the presidency since JFK. After Kerry’s defeat in 2004, received wisdom was that the Democrats could only win again with a southern candidate. That a northern senator has done it would be remarkable enough; add the fact that he’s black and you feel you need to pinch yourself.
Obama has rewritten the rules of American politics, and this is a very exciting time for the world.
Now… who wants to place a bet on how soon the Republicans will call for President Obama’s impeachment?