It occurred, to me as the media celebrated the opportunity people had to vote for the first time for a black person, that it's not so historic.
The first year I was able to vote in a presidential election was 1976. I was a liberal, looking in scorn on the one or two guys in one of my classes who favored what we libs called "Big Business." They were disgusting.
When I went to the polling booth, did I vote for Jimmy Carter? Not at all.
I wrote in, "Barbara Jordan (D-TX)."
My historic moment was 1976, when I voted for a black and a woman. Obama and Palin weren't historic at all.