Wall Street Journal article.
Damn, this is nice already! Just think: a President who can write! Read! Speak! By all indications, he is also capable of arithmetic, and possibly even ~gasp~ SCIENCE!
Probably my shallowness is showing, yet again, but I had never really thought of how people who were active in the Civil Rights movement would view his election. I tuned into the wide world right at the end of the Civil Rights movement, and I wasn't sure I really believed what was happening until I saw pictures. It made no sense to me to separate people according to the colour of their skin. I was, of course, in Canada at the time, and just didn't pay attention to such things. The thought occurred to me that, if we were created in the image of God, then we must all be equal in the sight of God, no matter what we look like. That settled the matter for me. Of course, my faith suffered total erosion later on, but that tenet remained. On the inside, we are all the same. The outside is merely decoration.
I have been happy to elect Barack Obama, because he inspires me. He seems to be a fresh, cool wind, blowing away eight years worth of cobwebs and dust and mold.
I like the fact that he is left-handed.
Mostly, I like the fact that he is articulate, intelligent, and can pronounce the word, "nuclear."