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12/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Proves Equality of Opportunity

Whether you like Barack Obama's politics or not, one thing is undeniable, he has proven the American Dream is real. Of course, it is historic that he has become the first African-American elected president. It is also amazing that he won in America with a name like Barack Obama (let alone his unmentionable middle name).

But beyond all of this, his victory has affirmed that in America we have true equality of opportunity. In America, everything is truly possible. It's one thing for a guy named George W. Bush or John Sidney McCain III to become president, it's another for Barack Hussein Obama to. It's obvious to everyone that Obama had no special connections or special privileges that anyone else didn't have. He made it on his own. He made it because we really do have equality of opportunity in this country.

That gives hope to every single person in the country, and the world. No matter what your name or race is you can make it here. America is for real. The hope is real. We can all dare to dream. This is why it allows everyone to believe in America again.

If a man in Kenya can dare to dream that his son one day can grow up to be President of the United States and the most powerful man on earth, then why can't anyone in the world have that same dream? Why can't a family in Malaysia or Peru or Bangladesh now dare to dream that their daughter can grow up to lead this country and this world? Obama's victory opens up the whole world to the American Dream.

Our dream is your dream. And it turns out, it's a reality.

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