I can't wait until I wake tomorrow morning and hear that, once again, a rich man as won the US Presidential election. Whether it is a hot looking black man or an old white one, probably won't make a huge difference to American lives.....except for this, and it depends on Obama winning and him behaving as he has seemed to indicate he will.
The decent people of the United States of America, that is the non god fearing types who don't always have their hand on their heart, will once again be able to hold their heads high among their fellow human beings around the world. No longer will you as a citizen of the USA have to humbly apologise for your leader and quickly indicate that you did not vote for him. You will no longer have to stick a maple leaf sticker on your backpack when travelling overseas.
The English might stop sneering, the French may not be so rude to you, the Germans will lower their voices, the Japanese may bow a little lower and the Chinese.........ah well, nothing will change there.
As for us in Australia? Well, we have made our own mistakes in the past along similar lines, so we understand. It is said that Australians are friendly. Expect a bit more friendliness and a lot more respect.
Now will it take weeks, months or years for disillusionment to set in?