Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We Won

Barack Obama is going to be the next President of the United States.

We won.

I don’t mean just the Democrats or the people who voted for him. I mean all of us. Every man, woman and child, no matter what color their skin, no matter their ancestry, no matter their faith or sexual orientation or anything that does not become them by choice has won something tonight. The change that has been wrought tonight means that nothing other than what Martin Luther King Jr said in 1963 — the content of a person’s character — matters. Or should it.

We have a lot of work to do. But now we can do it knowing that one of the last borders has finally been crossed.

We won.