I’m probably as shocked as most of you are – I truly expected Old Man River to win! I knew he didn’t have the votes, but knowing how rigged the voting system is, expected he’d get the gong anyway.
But alas, the gods smile down on America…. handing them their first black President, and from all accounts, a trustworthy and honest man who, holy cow, can speak friggin’ English!
The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, Barack Obama sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states – Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Iowa and more.
There’s been a couple of Black Presidents on film and TV – President Palmer on TVs “24” and of course, Morgan Freeman in “Deep Impact” – but now there’s one for real. And it’s really something to see. How we’ve evolved. What a great day for America!