I can't help but think of the ominous as well. Already there are reports of horribly racist things about this tremendous man. But he had to expect fallout. He has to be wary of his safety. I guess that's the price you pay for being the first black man in the highest office of this great (and slightly racist) land.
Congrats Obama. And congratulations America for, as my mother put it, "getting out of your own way."
But most importantly, I blame you, Obama, for the hangover I'm currently nursing.