Bear, you and I fell out behind this election. I believed in Obama's message and couldn't understand why you were behind Hillary Clinton and so adamant in your refusal to see that he stood for so much more than she and the others. Too much was at stake and as hip and as cool and progressive as you appeared to be, in my mind you were, as so many others on this site, a closet racist who refused to accept a man of color in such a position and with much disappointment, I wrote you off.
I still don't have much to say for Hillary Clinton and the tactics she and her husband attempted during the primaries but I know graciousness when I see it and you have indeed been gracious in your gradual acceptance of Obama. And because it was gradual and not just some quick flipflop, it appeared genuine and sincere to me. He had to grow on you and you were open to letting that happen.
I know you were plenty disappointed in me too. You told me so. But now I ask that we put it all behind us. It's a new day and when that guy around the corner from my house brings up his buddy again"you know the one"I still want you to come down here and kick his ass for me. Will you do that?