Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year America!

"The simple truth is that hardly anyone realized what an extraordinary candidate Senator Barack Obama would turn out to be... However this election turns out, Mr. Obama can be credited with a great achievement. He has drawn tons of people, and especially young people, into the political process. More than anyone else, he has re-energized that process and put some of the fun back into politics. And he’s done it by appealing openly and consistently to the best, rather than the worst, in us."

- New York Times Op-Ed columnist Bob Herbert 1/5/08

Dan and I watched campaign news until late last night. There has hardly ever been a better, more exiciting night of political commentary on TV. And this morning's New York Times comment quoted above pretty much sums it up.

Happy New Year America!   Hope is on the rise.