I didn't even know my title had been changed til the next day when I couldn't find my post. It didn't hurt my feelings or upset me at all, it's not that all fired important. I was very excited and could hardly type at the time, I was actually still crying at the moment I'd posted. Quite against my rule of staying detached and unemotional, I was still overcome anyway. It's like reaching the mountaintop of all the demonstrations and lectures on civil rights I've ever been involved with. To see the dream realized it was hard for me not to get a little emotional and I guess the title reflected that. Until today a black man running for prez and winning in the US has been nothing but a character in a 1966 Philip K **** (PKD) sci-fi novel. I sure wish Phil could see it since the parallels between the kindness and unphased attitude of both Obama and the character Jim Briskin in the novel are so uncannily similar. Anyone interested can pick up "The Crack in Space" by PKD, it's almost prophetic, minus the sci-fi elements of course!
That said, I too will not be any softer on Obama than I would be on anyone else as the figurehead of our nation. He's got plenty of work to do, there's a lot to fix after the Bush era. Most of Obama's ideas I agree with as originally proposed and want to see accomplished. Strengthening a woman's right to choose is just one of the things I'm very much behind. I wish he were more forceful on the gay rights issue too but as Battlehelm.com's UK writer Shan tells me consolingly: "Baby steps mate, baby steps!"
I just heard today that RFK Jr might be the new EPA guy - look out polluters, I hear tell he goes after those smoke stacks hardcore!