In the most symbolic image I've seen from this historic day, President Bush leaves out on the Presidential helicopter while President Obama, Vice-President Biden and their wives wave goodbye.
No matter what your politics or who you voted for, today is a day of optimism and hope.
A moment to think about what COULD be, not what is.
As I watched more news coverage today than I have COMBINED over the last 6+ years, I was amazed at the throngs of people who braved the cold and the crowds. If I'd been there I'm pretty sure they would have found me on the banks of the Potomac, curled up in the fetal position and chanting "make them all go away".
I'm paraphrasing a friend of mine who didn't vote for Obama, but did say this. A black man is the President of the United States of America. And I know God is smiling right now about that very fact.
Forget politics. Forget Republican and Democrat.
For one day, let's all celebrate the history we witnessed today.
God Bless America.