Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Democratic Nomination Battle

...is finally over, emphasis on finally, although I have to say that it's ultimately a good thing that it went on as long as it did - the Democrats got several hundred thousand more registered voters to the polls, plus fighting with Hillary Clinton has definitely made Barack Obama a better, tougher candidate, and it's pretty likely that she threw everything she possibly could at him short of the really offensive stuff (which I'm sure the Republicans have waiting in the wings).

But aside from all that, let's just take a second and realize how terrific it is that, for the first time in our nation's history, we will have a black man at the head of a major political party's ticket in November. It really is amazing, and inspiring.

2 comments:

Craig Kennedy said...

It hasn't really sunk in yet. It's also a little sad that this is even an issue...but I'm in the mood for the glass being half full right now.

Jeff McMahon said...

Absolutely. The good news is that, all things considered, Obama still has all the basic factors of the race going his way: the electorate is unhappy and wants change, Bush's approval ratings are incredibly low, etc. Here's hoping that Obama can nevertheless pull it off.