Three hours later…I am still trying to sort through the emotions. I have seen my share of history, and to be honest, I have seen more bad than good.
Today. There is no doubt. This is the greatest historical moment of my lifetime. I am appreciative that my Grandmother, who was born before the advent of radio in a segregated Washington, DC, was able to live to see this day; a day that I never thought I would see myself; a day that I thought my young children would have the chance to bring about, appeared almost over night.
America elected a man who embodies all that is good about this nation.
I would like to take this moment to acknowledge Senator John McCain, who showed a grace in defeat that was reminiscent of all that we hold admirable in him, but has been sorely lacking in the past few years.
Senator McCain, you are a great American and I honor your service and appreciate your candor and grace in defeat.
As for your supporters, I will ignore my own impulses and exercise the grace of my President-Elect and encourage you to join us in advancing the fortunes of our great country.
There is much to do and I hope you are as anxious to engage in the process of the next step as I am.
I am emboldened by his words and I look forward to the next step in this improbably journey.
But first…allow me to enjoy my moment.