My friend, Phoebe, out in blue-state-Colorado, sent me this cartoon. I think that pretty much sums it up! The illustration below comes to me from my friend, Sylvia.* (Click on the images to enlarge.)
The Washington Post is running a three op-ed series called The Man of Tomorrow about the election of Barack Obama from the perspective of three individuals: a local writer and political analyst, a contributing editor for Atlantic magazine, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Here is The Man of Tomorrow: He Leapt the Tallest Barrier. What Does it Mean for America?, King Trusted White to Stand Up. Obama Showed Me He Was Right, and His Election Has Turned America's Global Image on its Head.
* Hm. Why does this look vaguely familiar? The only difference, I doubt a certain religious tribe will ever have a black leader. That would require a miracle from the Almighty Herself.