Bob and I got up this morning and left the house earlier than we usually do. There was a line at the voting place. It was like a gathering of neighbors, 99% of whom were voting for Obama. It was really a thrill. I haven’t stood in a line like that to vote since the first Clinton election when my Republican precinct in Richmond went Democratic.
…In my gut, I know there’s a chance that the first African American to make a serious run for the presidency will lose. But that is precisely what’s new and, in a sense, unsettling: I’m talking about possibility, not inevitability.
For African Americans, at least those of us old enough to have lived through the civil rights movement, this is nothing short of mind-blowing. It’s disorienting, and it makes me see this nation in a different light.
I’m with Eugene Robinson (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/03/AR2008110302660.html?hpid=opinionsbox1)