As the 2004 election drew to a disappointing close, tucked at the bottom of the lengthy and profane tirade I wrote in my previous blog was this item:
Four years later, the African-American with just 4 years in the senate beat the Clinton Machine in the primary and a Vietnam war hero in the general election. The symbolism on display is almost as profound as the political dexterity. Well done, sir. I'm glad I got to witness this moment in history.