It's been just over two days now since this interminable election season finally came to an end in virtually the best possible way. I'm not sure the results have fully sunk in yet.
Even so, with the economy going off the deep end, the next few months are likely not going to be fun for most of us who have worked so hard for this over so many years -- since the Gingrich/DeLay Republicans took over Congress in the 1994 mid-terms. Thankfully we will finally have sane and competent leadership in the executive branch and in Congress.
I plan to write more than I have the last few months. The election may be over, but a lot of work needs to be done. And now hopefully we can make forward progress instead of perpetually trying to save ourselves from falling into bigger and bigger holes.
-- Barack Obama, Chicago, November 4, 2008