Two years of informal and formal campaigning all come down to this day (minus any law suits or legal objections sure to follow such a contentious election). But bigger than the mainstream's two years of anticipation is the TWO HUNDRED years (plus some) of anticipation that African Americans have waited for, which is embodied by this day, November 4, 2008.
Win or lose, this day will only come once in a lifetime for us. I have no doubt that other phenomenal African American leaders will continue crashing through the glass ceiling that Candidate Obama has surely cracked--and hopefully shattered--with his historic campaign. He is, I'm sure, just the first of our post-civil rights generation through the door...the first of us to bend history. Nevertheless, this is a momentous occasion.
We began this blog as a place to record our collective rants, reactions, review, and responses to what happened in the 30 days leading up to the election of our next president. Today, we invite all of our bloggers and YOU, our readers, to join us in ongoing blogging or by posting your comments throughout the day.
This is a moment that is not lost on us. If you have not done so already, VOTE--then add your voice to this conversation today!