“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.” These were the opening words to Barack Obama’s acceptance speech tonight when he found out that he would be the next president of the US. Obama has beaten John McCain by a large margin (at the time of writting this post it was Obama 338 – MCCain 160. That is more than double the amount). America will for the first time now have a black president.
Through out Obama’s campaign to get to the White House, he gathered a lot of support from those in the US and from all over the world. Everyone wanted to see some sort of change in the US and now they have got it. I believe that Obama is going to do a great job but only time will tell how great a job he does.
Obama’s victory has many people in Africa celebrating, after all, Obama’s father is from Kenya which makes Obama, African. As I watched CNN last night, they had a report showcasing Kenya and how Obama-mania was gripping Kenya. There is even talk about the runway in Kenya being expanded to accomodate Air Force One and the roads leading to Obama’s grandmothers home being widened and tarred in anticipation of the US Presidents arrival.
Congratulations Barack Obama.