Since winning his election, the president-elect has been as solid and sure-footed as he was during the campaign. He's sought out the best minds and surrounded himself with talented, if not universally popular, advisers. He's slowly and deliberately set in motion a plan to turn campaign talk into real policies of his administration.
The day we all thought we’d never see became a reality this week as the nation took a major step toward racial reconciliation by entrusting the country’s government to a black man. President-elect Barack Obama, soon to be President Barack Obama - doesn’t that have a fantastic ring to it - a man who John McCain once called “that one” is now the one who has been charged with leading the nation, over the next four years, and out of a host of global and domestic quandaries.