As of today, we can stop saying “President-elect Obama” and start simply saying “President Obama”. I’m wearing a really goofy grin just typing those words. We can also finally start the really hard and long-term work of undoing the incredible damage that now-former President Bush (and it’s mighty sweet to type that, too) has wrought. The polls show that the public appears to be ready and willing to do that work to get back on track. President Obama appears ready to hit the ground running and be the leader we need. May we all be up to the task.
UPDATE: Nothing says “Presidential inauguration” like an oatmeal party.