Although all the math had been pointing to an overwhelming Obama victory for months, we were speechless Tuesday night when it actually happened. With this election, the U.S. public has rejected the descent into fascism orchestrated by George W. Bush and Karl Rove.
Does this mean that all the evils of racism, classism, and sexism are solved? Of course not.
But Obama's message of making democracy more participatory, his acceptance speech and the establishment of the change.gov website where ordinary folks can provide input into policy decisions are all promising signs. And the fact that we have a half-Kenyan, half white American man in the oval office exactly 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King should be cause for joy and celebration.
The Jed report has put together this montage which captures the spirit of that evening for those who want to relive it. My favorite are the Fox news clips...