I hope my constant readers outside the US will forgive me for a moment if I speak just to my countrymen.
Folks: This is the most extraordinary election of my lifetime, and I suspect of yours too.
The strength of our democracy depends on the participation of all of us.
And non-US readers, hold a thought in your hearts for us today.
The past eight years have displayed so much that is not good about America.
We profoundly hope for change — and we hope equally to be brave, and civil to each other, in creating it.
Thank you all.