Kerry: "Tonight New Dreams Are Born"

12/05/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sen. John Kerry released the following statement in response to Sen. Barack Obama's victory:

"Tonight we elected a President who has inspired a majority of Americans with his vision and policies, a man who is principally a leader for these times who happens to also be African American; and because of America's stunning ability to move on and transform, to write a new chapter of our history, Barack Obama will be President during the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

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