I will always remember

I will always remember exactly where I was when Sen. Hillary Clinton suspended the roll call count of delegates for the Democratic National Convention, and called for the party to nominate Sen. Barack Obama by acclamation, officially making Sen. Obama the first non-white presidential candidate for the United States of America.

I was sitting in a hospital room, with my sister, as she was waiting to find out if she was going to need surgery. In spite of her and my worries about her health, we were momentarily proud to be partisan Democrats, the only party in America currently capable of this decision.

Congratulations to the Democratic voters, and to my country, for making this historic moment happen. It’s not the end of an era. It’s the beginning. But I hope that it is a good step forward.

And congratulations to Sen. Barack Obama. Please make us proud to have chosen you.

PS: I hate hospitals.