This may be my favorite photo from 2008, taken by the webcam atop Teton Pass on Election Day 2008. (Hat tip Darcy Lagana.) Better than any photo from Barack Obama's rally at Boise State or the record-shattering caucuses in February, this photo says everything that needs to be said about how Idahoans dove into Democratic activism this year. Check out more photos and memories from 2008 here.
Happy New Year. 2009 will be a year of hope, change, wrenching decisions and the knowledge that -even amid hard times ahead - we have set our country back on a course that will make life better for our children and grandchildren.