I will remember it as a day when my confidence soared because I watched a man who believed in himself and in all of us so that he could overcome centuries, literally centuries, of deep discrimination, prejudice, and injustice. The son of an African immigrant, a continent largely forgotten by our foreign policies, received a top-flight education and ascended to our country's highest office and honor. And he did this with the small contributions of help and time and dedication by hundreds of millions of common people just trying to get by. He rallied us to make us believe that each of our individual voices could and should and would make a difference if we could all get going in the same direction. He won the Presidency by winning our hearts and our minds and our spirits.
Today we received a great gift - a talented, trustworthy, empathic leader whom we can look to for guidance and support. He believes in us as much as we believe in him. And it's with that mutual respect that we will be able to turn our country around, eventually. Lend your voice at http://www.whitehouse.gov