For a moment, I want to set aside the cynicism I have cultivated from a lifetime of being constantly and chronically disappointed.
To wit, we have the Senate.
Now, let us resolve to not repeat the mistakes of the past. Let us resolve to make something lasting of our good fortune. Americans have short memories. Short memories are what created the no-win war our troops currently suffer in Iraq.
At church last Sunday, I listened to an impassioned, eloquent, articulate, and downright clever sermon regarding this very topic. We must be unified. We must stand strong. We must not allow our wealth of opinions to divide us yet again.
Wouldn't it be nice if we could say, with confidence, "That was then. This is now. We're back and here to stay"?