"...because you chose to listen not to your doubts or your fears but to your greatest hopes and highest aspirations, tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another a journey that will bring a new and better day to America." - Sen. Barack Obama
Last night, Sen. Barack Obama earned enough delegates to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. I must admit, I'm excited about his candidacy and feel very hopeful that he might be the next president of the United States of America, and a good one too. Whether or not you supported Sen. Hillary Clinton during the primary, I am interested in hearing people's views on her reluctance to suspend her campaign, and the idea being promoted by some - like founder of Black Entertainment Television Robert L. Johnson - that she should be Sen. Obama's running mate.
UPDATE: If you're more interested in reading other people's opinions than writing about your own, however, I recommend:
1. Ms. Ann Drist's discussion of how she slowly warmed up to Sen. Obama, after being a Clinton supporter.
2. Ezra Klein's hopeful piece entitled 'A New Normal,' over at The American Prospect.
3. Racialicious's post on how Clinton's words are already being used against Obama in Republican attack ads.
4. FeministGal's article on why she finally feels patriotic, thanks to Sen. Obama.
5. Angry Black Woman's post 'History Has Been Made, and Its Bittersweet'
6. What About Our Daughters? worries about more ridiculous and cruel smear campaigns against Michelle Obama
7. I'm coming to this late, but if you haven't read Melissa McEwan's powerful "For the Record," you should. (h/t: Feminist Law Professors)
(photograph of Barack and Michelle Obama via The New York Times)