In my dream, America, the allegedly dazed and confused, passport-challenged nation of racist, fat people who voted George W. Bush into office twice, just elected an African-American man.
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I did not fully understand the power of our inspired cliche; until I moved to a place - even one as civilized as France - where they are not born with it .
What we need from your presidency, Mr. Obama, is a vision of how every man woman and child on our planet is connected and poverty can be changed.
When asked about America's election, most mainland Chinese say they don't much care, as long the new president does nothing to block China's rise or disrupt global stability.
Chants of "Obama! Obama!" and "Yes we can!" echoed through the popular Phnom Penh restaurant, while a supporter sporting an Obama mask worked the crowd.
Barack Obama's election proves that by doing the right thing, Lyndon B. Johnson and his party ultimately got their reward.
For whatever else the election of Barack Obama accomplishes or fails to accomplish, I think it has put an end to the nearly-decade-long Age of Incuriosity of the Bush administration.
Acknowledging class was always difficult for "New Democrats" -- it was second-wave, it was divisive -- but 2008 made retro politics cool again.
On Monday afternoon a day before the election, after placing Obama-Biden signs on doors in Northeast Philadelphia for nine hours, I sat down on a stranger's stoop, by myself, and cried.
I was in D.C. last night -- at 10:30 pm I happened to walk past a very stuffy private club, one that as far as I can tell, is populated exclusively by hardcore Republican men in their later years.
Obama and McCain accomplished two very different objectives last night: Obama unified and inspired; McCain departed with grace. Here's what history will remember of the speeches of November 4, 2008.
Why did Obama risk following a strategy that had failed so often in recent campaigns? Obama saw something in the zeitgeist.
Presidents have enormous power to establish policy by executive order, federal regulation, or simply by refocusing the efforts and emphases of the executive agencies.
When we got into Union Square, it was a cacophony of screaming, jumping, and celebration. Their faces were unrestrained joy and happiness.
Here is my post from October 16, 2006, and another prediction: within the first three months of an Obama Administration, we will say that he is the most able president since Lincoln.
The Ten-Foot Poll was created to plug some of those glaring gaps in the election coverage offered by the networks, the cable outlets and even the internet.
The election of Illinois Senator Barack Obama as America's 44th president is astounding, historical, implausible, improbable and completely without precedent.
I'm experiencing something unbelievable, transformational, surreal. It occurs to me that the last time I had this feeling was on the morning of 9/11. Only this time, the towers are going back up.
The "everything is possible" mantra is no longer viewable as just a naïve belief, open to scoffing by cynics and pessimists. It's no longer just an idea, a possibility. It happened.
I voted for you, Mr. President-Elect, because, having marched up to the threshold of history it would have been too awful for our nation not to have crossed over. You are the best of us.
It has been estimated that we could fund the changes necessary to turn our world around by shifting just 1/6th of the world's military budget into programs that support energy efficiency.
The most powerful man in the Universe is a man with black skin. If we in the Jewish community cannot celebrate that achievement, then we have no sense of history.
If President-Elect Obama were an incoming CEO, he would now be preparing for a massive write-off of the mountains of rotted junk buried on the company's balance sheet and an announcement that recovery will take a long, long time.
Millions of Americans have proved that they are hungry for change and have elected a president whose very identity bridges a divide in American society.
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