As a bi-racial midwesterner, I shed a few tears of joy and amazement when someone who seemed to represent me, my interests and my demographic won the election. That was a first for me. I'm still excited and happy to see that America, my country, can recognize merit and character when merit and character are presented, regardless of the package.
The posts above have pointed to the very rational and broad-minded perspective on this question, which suggests that color does not really matter when it comes to politics, competence, and the lot. I could not agree more.
But there is something very dear and important in this presidency for me and for many people of color in America.