I'm not talking about how President Bush will soon leave office. Rather, as a country, we overcome many of the barriers we the people put in our own way during the past half-century.
"Americans sent a message to the world," President-elect Barack Obama said late last night in Chicago's Grant Park. "We are and always will be the United States of America."
Obama was gracious in his compliments of John McCain, who I hope surprises us in the months ahead by working with his new president.
"We are better off for the service and sacrifice of this brave and selfless leader," Obama said of McCain. Can you imagine what they could do working together?
Now that we've elected a president who promises us change, we must now hold him and everyone else in our government accountable for that change. As Obama said, his victory Tuesday belongs to us.
"Our Union will be perfected," Obama promised. "America we have come so far, we have seen so much, but there's so much more we have to do."
Time to get to work.
Oh, any bets on what the new puppy's name will be?