I am a realistic optimist. Nine years ago I truly did not believe that I would see a black person as U.S. president until I was old and gray. Then Obama won in Iowa and I thought, “yes he can.”
I can’t describe how important Obama is to me personally and politically. He was a great president because he is a great man, compassionate and intelligent. He was not a perfect president and did things that I did not agree with but I always knew he was doing the best that he could and trusted his decision making.
To paraphrase Dr. Seuss, today I do not cry because it’s over, I smile because it happened.