What started as an underdog grassroots campaign has paid off in a big way. Barack Obama is the President-Elect of the United States, and I really don't know what to say on an historic occasion like this that's been so close to my heart for so long.
In short, I hope that this change will usher in a new age of accountability in America. It won't be easy to fix the issues that need fixing, but we have a leader we can be proud of and a new face to show the world. It feels good to have a president I can be genuinely proud of because it's been a painfully long time. I am achingly proud to be an American tonight and it feels good to have been part of something so inspirational and far-reaching. I hope the next four years drive millions of us to take change upon our own shoulders and help make it happen.
No matter what your politics, thank you for going out to cast your vote and for being a part of the process. We've seen a crack in the glaze of apathy affecting this country, and I think we can all agree that it's a wonderful thing.
God bless America!