I am, for the first time in almost 8 years, hopeful. Think about it, a relatively unknown, young black man is now the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party. Wow! That is one of the most hopeful possibilities that I remember in quite a long time of American Politics. I realize that their is a long way to go yet for the Oval office to become the office where President Barrack Obama resides, but even still, I am encouraged!