“Even if your candidate didn’t win tonight, you have reason to celebrate,” Arianna Huffington wrote a little while ago. “We all do. Barack Obama‘s impressive victory says a lot about America. Because tonight voters decided that they didn’t want to look back. They wanted to step into the future. The history of America is studded with great breakthroughs followed by decades of consolidation and occasional regression. Tonight’s victory proclaims the end of the dark years of the Bush regression. It’s time for another American breakthrough.”