Yes, it is official as of the West coast polls closing. 284 electoral votes as of now. We did it. For those of us who started with Howard Dean to defeat Bush in 04, this is a real vindication. Was eight years of Bush worth it? Were the lives of American soldiers worth it? No, it can't possibly be. But, this election has brought disenfranchised people into the system where they belong.
The tears are running down my cheeks. Ned's primary win was one thing, but this is another entirely. I haven't felt this good on an election night since 1992.
America the Beautiful once more.