It is only with great caution that I venture political opinions. As Dylan says, we live in a political world. And our politics tend to be vicious, combative, sprinkled with lies and error.
Look at the three front-runners for the US presidency, soon to be narrowed to two. Right now we have a white woman, a black man, and a Republican who has a long history of cooperating with Democrats. This array is significant.
America has never before considered a black person for one of its top offices. It has not been "ready."
The last time a woman even came close to election was 1984 when Geraldine Ferraro ran for vice president. Back then most believed the country was not "ready." After all, what would happen if Walter Mondale became president and something happened to him??
As recently as four years ago, McCain was battered harshly in the GOP primaries by a Republican political machine that labeled him a turncoat liberal.
Coming back to today, what can we see? Only one thing clearly. Change is in the air. Regardless of who gets elected, there will be major change. Not change simply tied to the election itself, but a broader change that's coming. The 2008 elections are only a symptom.
Like anyone else, I have no idea what form this change will take, but I know this: Prepare yourself because something big is happening.