I’ve tried to keep this blog bi-partisan, but I just had to post this because it made me very happy. Besides, most of my readers know my opinions from YA for Obama.

This is a quote from David McCullough on election night from the Patriot Ledger.

This is a very proud night for our country. We have had two bona fide heroes as the choices of our two major parties, though heroes in quite different ways. In Sen. Obama we have an exceptionally intelligent young man with a sense of the chance to lead the country to do more than it sometimes expects it can do.

He has a capacity to inspire, and a capacity to teach, which a president has to be able to do.

And he has a capacity … to keep his priorities focused on the essentials, and not be diverted by problems or crises of the moment, large or small.

His youth, intelligence and his gift of eloquence are all of the greatest value. He’s a great American story … and isn’t it wonderful that he will take office in the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln? And he comes from Lincoln’s home state.

What a great moment for the story of our people and who we are. There’s no question that this is an immensely, profoundly historic turning point. If the Founding Fathers were back tonight, they would be thrilled.

I’m as thrilled as I can be. I haven’t been as excited since John Kennedy was president.

This is a new time. We like beginnings, we like the future, what’s ahead. We’re ready for this.

He will have to figure out a way to pull the country together, to unite us in some grand effort other than war. I don’t know what his journey to the moon will be, what he will call upon us to do, but I expect he will. That’s the way he is.

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