Obama won...but there is HOPE.
With every "first", there will be a group of people who will support the said "first", regardless of objective qualifications. However, when the said "first" is old news, maybe Americans will GET OVER IT, and support someone without racist motives (i.e. someone interested in defending and keeping our country strong).
I personally, am extremely glad that America has finally elected and African American as President. This is good. It shows our country is finally healing form the scars left by slavery. Remember, A BLACK PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT BE A BIG DEAL. If slavery had never been, African Americans might blend in as respectable, up-standing, independently-thinking citizens. Instead, they are stuck in an undeniable rut, a rut which they have furnished with a deadbeat culture, and show no interest in moving beyond. Theirs is a maternal society, which is NEITHER NORMAL NOR HEALTHY.
The ray of light in this mess is education. Education is the key to black men taking responsibility again, for their families,and for their lives.
And regardless of how I disagree with his policies, Obama is an undeniably good role model for African Americans, especially young black men.
I'm still voting for Palin in 2012, by the way:)