As a writer myself (though of nothing profound, life changing or earth shattering!) I really enjoyed this article. It gave me a new perspective on the way people see the ones they vote for, or endorse, or what have you.
And, to clarify what may have seemed to be a post about race earlier this week, while Obama winning is a historical event that leads us closer to equality, tolerance and the like, his winning (to me) had very little to do with the color of his skin. He offers hope, he does not promise a quick fix. He is not oily, slick or flashing shiny objects in our faces promising Band-Aid solutions to the huge issues our country faces. He seems open, honest and willing to admit there is hard work ahead to begin righting the wrongs. these are the reasons he had my vote. His color did not matter to me one way or another- he is the better man for the job.
So, yes, history making event that we should acknowledge, appreciate and learn from. BUT- hope, change and choices that will begin to return our country to a better place than it has been in the last eight years? What we need to remember and think about as time goes by.