I looked up from the newspaper on line I'd been reading and said to the black South African sitting next to me, "the next president of the United States might be a black guy". It was the day Obama announced his candidacy. The English teacher from South Africa replied, "is the United States ready for that?"
At the time it seemed a long shot, the color of his skin was just one of many factors that might or might not have an affect on his chances. I for one thought he might just be too middle of the road for the change my country needed. But I'd listened to his convention speach and knew he might be inspiring enough.
Almost two years later here we are. Today is the day. Any wagers as to electoral vote numbers or states won or lost?
Will Montana go blue? When will they call it? I'm headed out to do something.