Is it me, or has anyone noticed how - prior to the election - the media were oh so keen to play down the question of the Obama's colour, but now he is President Elect they can't go on about it enough?
In the run up to the election the BBC seemed to have an awful lot of interviews with disenchanted white folk who were going to vote for Obama. Now there seem to be endless interviews with black people - not only in America, but here, there and everywhere.
If there is one thing this election has done, it has laid to rest the myth that white people routinely discriminate against blacks. A predominantly white nation has voted for a black president. What are the chances of the opposite happening in Zimbabwe or South Africa?