Ladies and Gentlemen, President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama

It's a wrap.

Whatever your political affiliation, whomever you supported... I think we can all come together at this moment, as Americans, and agree that the election of the son of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother--an African-American--represents a turning point in the long, imperfect narrative of our nation. Tomorrow we can return to bickering; if we didn't, we wouldn't be Americans. But tonight, let's pause and celebrate--and savor the rare feeling of living through history, together.

Everything just changed. Here's hoping that President Obama is equal to the moment.

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