Update (2008-11-07): Restoring the country's economy, confidence, dignity, and reputation will be tough; I expect to be disappointed along the way, but right now I am enormously pleased. Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, and the United States of America expressed enough hope over fear, and rightly held the GOP accountable for getting us into this ditch.

After 7 disastrous years of mal-intent and incompetence, let's give the hopeful and serious a chance. It's time for a change.