Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama is America's President!

That's right.

America finally has their first ever black president.
After 43 presidents. Obama is the 44th.

Congrats, Obbie! (ok...I just came up with that nickname for him, hahah. No it's not for Obie Wan Kenobi)

Americans placed their faith in Barack Obama today, overcoming a past of slavery and segregation, and electing the first African-American to the US presidency.

He was carried across the threshold by epic voter turnout across the country, giving him a wider margin over John McCain than any other president in the last two decades.

"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer," he said.

"It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America."

The scale of Obama's victory exceeded Democratic expectations, as Obama was projected to win 338 electoral votes to McCain's 129.

Source: The Guardian

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