Listening to the BBC television news station, I was reminded that America's vote on Tuesday is "the vote that affects your world." I've known that. In fact I've used this very concept -- the notion that Obama is who the world has been waiting for -- whenever I have a chance to talk to people about Obama. But hearing the BBC say it somehow took it out of the realm of rhetorical hyperbole and brought it down to earth. The world will be affected by the decisions of a few dozen million people.
Is that fair? No. Is it reality? Yes.
On a lighter note, I saw these up at a restaurant in Accra, Ghana (well off the tourist track). The first is an ad for Obama t-shirts and the second is a poster for an elections results watch party.