TODAY! Finally. I can not wait for all this to be over. It would be too soon if I ever heard the following words ever again: Joe the Plumber, maverick, hockey mom, Joe six-pack, William Ayers, or drill, baby, drill.
Four years ago, as I was flying back to Los Angeles from New York City, I watched the coverage of the Democratic National Convention on the plane. Even though I am not really into politics or politicians, I sat, riveted, as a young senator from Illinois gave a powerful and moving speech. Landing back in LA, I called up my friends and gave my nostradamus prediction for President in 2016 (assuming it was too early for him in 2008 or 2012). But, now, it seems as if the United States - and the world - is ready for him - and let us hope that he is also ready for us. No major news outlet has called it yet, but I am - congrats to the 44th President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama II.