Barack Hussein Obama. How amazing and wonderful.
I've spent much of the day refreshing fivethirtyeight.com and tpm.com for the latest results. But when the official announcement came I was less excited than I thought I would be. Simple relief was my dominant feeling. Relief that the last 8 years are finally ending. Relief that I can stop being outraged whenever I read the political blogs. Relief that inspiration rather than fear won out. And relief that I can stop obsessing about an election in a country not my own and get back to my life.