I can't even put into words how proud I am that this man will be our President. That he will replace George W. Bush, that tiny, insignificant man, so tortured by rage at his own inadequacies. Here is part of a letter Barack Obama wrote to his daughters, that will run in "Parade" this weekend:
When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me--about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn't seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.