There’s something in the air that you can sense
Elusive yet unbearably intense
The stars are standing there in bright suspense
As they prepare to light immense events

Barack ObamaSo starts “On Such A Night as This” by the remarkable American lyricist Marshall Barer – and it accurately encapsulates the tingling feeling I’m getting at the prospect of a wind of change blowing across the United States.

Whatever the night holds for Mr Obama, by whatever margin he is elected, whatever policies he pursues and by whomever he surrounds himself for the next four or eight years, America should get on its collective knees and give thanks for the fact that he isn’t that self-serving, cronyist, bigoted, ignorant, racist, sexist, homophobic, corrupt c*nt George W Bush.