I imagine it is tough for most white people to understand including myself, but just some 40 years ago, blacks could not vote, they were battered, cursed, spit, protested, etc, they were "seperate, but equal"
Things have changed the impossible dream of Martin Luther King Jr is comming to pass were a man of color can hold the highest office in the land.
I really do not see what the big deal is, he is just a man.
the most interesting statistic is that the majority of his voters were, Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites that held a college degree.
I am ok with a man who has studied at Columbia, Harvard and the University of Chicago, all top universities of the US. I also understand the "connections" he had with some, but knowing college is about experimentaion and trying to find yourself as a person, and then you become the person you are after college. College is about challenging idea's and trying to make things better over all, how you get to that point is not always a cler and smooth ride, sometimes it is bumpy, and sometimes adversity can be the best teacher out there.
That is why I was fine with either John McCain or Barrack Obama as president.