Today is May 13, 2008, and West Virginia, a state that matters like all the rest, is going to the polls.
We already know this will be a bad day for Barack Obama in the pledged delegate count. But I encourage those of you tempted to harbor bad feelings for a state because it doesn't support the candidate I favor and most of you favor not to do so. See the big picture, and get a smile on your face.
The talkers on TV don't matter. What matters is that the incredibly effective team running Barack Obama's presidential campaign has executed a masterful plan from the beginning all the way to the nomination. They don't get too high, they don't get too low, they don't leak. They just like, respect and believe in their guy.
The bottom line is this. Barack Obama is going to give an acceptance speech on Thursday, August 28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado that is going to make you god damn proud to be an American. Non-citizens will see that while America can fail its ideals sometimes, the best of what America can produce is still pretty magnificent too.
So West Virginia, you matter.