Last night I sat up quite late to watch the numbers come in, listened to both speeches, and watched responses on twitter. People were emotional at Obama’s speech; many admitted to tears. I watched it and was simply satisfied without much emotion at all. I wondered last night if I just wasn’t getting what was happening? I wasn’t emotional. I did get one chill, but that was it. I understood the significance of it all, but I must have been tired.

This morning driving in to work the radio announced, “Last night Barak Obama made history and became the first black person to be elected US president.” I immediately got teary eyed, and chills swept over me. :p Today is a new and unique day. Regardless of Obama’s performance over the next four years, I am very proud of my country today. I never thought this day would come so early in my lifetime.