I haven’t been following the US elections all that much, and my knowledge of US politics basically just consists of seven seasons of The West Wing (which makes me a Democrat, I guess), but watching the last moments of President-elect Obama’s speech and ensuing jubilation gave me the warm fuzzies just the same. The symbolic significance of having a black (okay, African-American) President, and the jubilation of people who counted themselves very fortunate to have witnessed such a change happening in their lifetimes, is very touching. Makes one think wistfully, if only we can have something that powerful over here. Oh, wait. There was. The first EDSA. Huh.