Please excuse me while I celebrate our new president. I wish my grandmother could have lived to see this day. She was the 1st generation out of slavery and probably never would have imagined that this country would elect an African-American president.

This was the 3rd presidential election that I’ve voted in (I was 2 months too young to vote in ’96) and it’s the first time my candidate has won. I’m ecstatic!

President-elect Barack Obama

President-elect Barack Obama

And here’s the video of his amazing victory speech: