Okay, so this thing is literally just a few days away, and it is entirely possible that Romney could win.  So dammit, I’m going to indulge in some shameless, pathetic nostalgia.  Remember that moment four years ago?  I have lived in this country for over twenty years, but had never experienced an election like the 2008 one before.  What an amazing feeling that was.  Our first African-American President.  A man who promised to change the country.  It really was a bit like having fantastic sex.  I won’t say “like having sex for the first time”–since, let’s face it, the first time usually bites.  The 2000 election was more like the first time–painful and messy, and with an unsatisfying ending.

Yes, before he was smeared by the crazies as the Kenyan love child of Hitler and Stalin…before our own progressive disappointments in him…before that goddamn first debate with Mitt…there was this.

Now go vote!