Dixville Notch has spoken, and early voting has been going on for weeks. But today, November 4, the rest of the United States will go to the polls and decide who will be the next president of the United States.
This has been, on many levels, an historic election and an incredible experience to be a part of - as a political junkie, as a history buff, as an Obama supporter and volunteer and as an American. Should Obama win, the United States will have its first African-American president. Should McCain win, we will get our first female vice president in Sarah Palin.
But let's be real here: this election is, and always has been, about Barack Obama.
Whatever happens later today, Barack Obama has permanently changed the face of American politics. The skinny black guy with the funny name who is a first-term senator from Illinois
could be elected president. At this point, after two years of campaigning, it doesn't seem like such a crazy idea. But, not so long ago, it was a craaaazy idea.
Win or lose, look at where we are now. Take a step back and contemplate the magnitude of this moment. It's incredible. It's remarkable. It's better than anything Hollywood could have come up with. And it's a true story!
Later today, Barack Obama could be elected 44th president of the United States. I pray that he will win. But even if he doesn't, I am so proud to have witnessed his rise, so proud to have supported him and so proud that our country has moved so close to doing something so amazing.
This has been an incredible campaign, and a privilege to share it with all of you. Make sure you vote today, and may God - or whomever or whatever you believe in - continue to bless America.