Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama sweeps to victory as first black president (AP)

President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and Vice president-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill take the stage after Obama delivered his victory speech at the election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday night, Nov. 4, 2008.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)AP - Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

"Change has come," he told a jubilant hometown Chicago crowd estimated at nearly a quarter-million people.

I am happy not because of him, and I do not see him as "black" he has a white mother already, but the change in America that victory hints is very welcome. OK, so I hoped for a woman to be president, but probably that was too much, too early for the moment.

Change will come, and is welcome, but he will have a very difficult job to do in difficult times.

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