Yes. A victory. And, YES, a mandate. Thrilling times!
Last evening, as I watched the enormous crowd gathered in Grant Park, Chicago, I reconnected with another time in my life that I felt truly PROUD to be American. That was the historic moment when Jimmy Carter signed the Camp David Accords with Begin and Sadat—when was it? 1977? I think that was it. It was another thrilling and somehow defining moment for this country. Well, it has been 31 years since I felt that patriotic tingle. But, last evening, watching the hope-filled, exuberant gathering of tens of thousands, witnessing the love-fest on that platform in Grant Park and, most particularly, listening to Obama’s gloriously soaring oratory—WOW!