So, Mr. Obama won, and won decisively. The popular vote, the electoral vote, and the number of states carried all went his way. Plus healthy working majorities in both houses of congress. Plus a huge upswelling of public support, not just here but around the world.
In the end, people voted their hopes, their convictions, and their consciences rather than their fears or their prejudices.
It's at times like these that I'm truly proud of this country.