Within moments of my previous post, CNN and MSNBC declared Obama president-elect. I think there are few moments in one's life where you KNOW history is being made, and last night was one of them. Whether or not you are an Obama supporter, last night was a turning point in our history as a nation. Yes, he is an untested politician, this junior senator from Illinois, but he ran a BRILLIANT campaign (and don't you want to support the person who runs the better campaign?? Doesn't that say something about him??). I fervently hope that he will be able to make real, positive changes in Washington. I hope he lives up to the integrity he projects. I hope he moves America back onto the path of financial stability, peace, and security. I believe he will be a moderate president, fighting to better the lives of the American middle class, and challenging us all to be better, to be more, than we currently are. He is proof that America continues to be the land of opportunity and that through hard work, perseverance, and the support of our families, we can achieve our dreams. Congratulations, Mr. Obama.