Of course, none of this has anything to do with the way he will govern, how much power he will have to actually make change (if that is indeed his intention), or the fact that he's still a politician. I mean, he's having a homophobe speak at his inauguration. Would he have a segregationist speaker, in the name of unifying the nation? I doubt it. But hey, he's Not Bush™. And oh yes, the black thing. That makes it historic! I'll consider it historic when people aren't asking: "Do you think he'll make it through his whole term without being assassinated?" and when those same people who say it's nice we have a black man in the White House don't roll up their windows and lock their doors when they roll through a "bad neighborhood."
You've got just less than four years to earn my vote, Mr. President. Do me proud.