Who is this President Obama? He spoke beautifully! He said things didn't just make sense, they were highly intelligent! He was magnanimous in victory!
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The reality of politics and race are such that having a black president will mean little if there are no changes in the material conditions of Black America.
I don't own rose-colored glasses. Obama's victory doesn't mean all is once again right with the world. But for now we become one nation again. Today we reject race as a deciding factor.
The table is set to wipe away the legacy of decades of failed conservative ideology, but what becomes of that opportunity is up to us.
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What economic doctrine will "Obamanomics" be based on? Will it be Rubinomics with its focus on fiscal discipline and reigning in spending? Neo-Keynesianism? Or will it be Innovation Economics?
The country will never be the same. Obama has succeeded in bringing out our better nature, in appealing to our better selves.
Being pleased to make this vote, this connection with my land again will stay with me for as long as what forever might be.
It took generations for the old guard to die out and for the U.S. to start growing better people. And now they've finally come of age to vote. We can begin to wave farewell to our ignorant past.
Barack Obama is a brand new reflection for America to see itself and a new lens through which the world might see us.
By 8:15 p.m. fire marshals were already on the scene -- the celebration venue had reached its 10,000 person capacity.
Social conservatives have a simple choice to make. They can recognize the US as a pluralistic nation with diverse beliefs and work with people they disagree with, or marginalize themselves.
How do we build on this victory and ensure an enduring Democratic White House and Congress over the inevitable conservative fightback that they are plotting even as we celebrate?
Barack Obama's transformational victory points to a future based on renewable energy, advanced biofuels, efficiency, and low greenhouse-gas-emitting technologies.
Numerous veterans are returning home to find a newly found passion for politics as we have seen first hand how America's policies affect other nations and how Washington has failed.
Tonight, the American people didn't just unite their states, they united the world: a world that in 7 short years had seen the nadir of hate, had witnessed the horror of inhumanity.
President George Bush is the big loser for reasons that have nothing to do with the election -- he's in a no-win situation regardless of what happens after the election.
As a foreign observer, I am amazed by the level of political engagement and the turnout of the American citizens to the voting ballots - these things reflect their commitment to a better world.
I am sitting with a number of the biggest players in American politics and they are gasping for air. This is a big night. Change, but it will come with crisis.
Tonight, as Americans have decided they would prefer Obama to McCain as their next president there is a sigh of relief, and disbelief, in many quarters in the Middle East, including in Iran.
Now is the time to stand together with Barack Obama and Joe Biden and the millions of Americans that are hungry for a new day, roll up our sleeves and come on up for the rising.
As Obama has campaigned, so shall he govern. And as he won, so have we won. We must preserve, protect and defend the nation we have won back.
This morning at 7:08 am, I voted alone for the first time in twenty years. I walked the four blocks to my polling place at a local church without my usual entourage -- at least one or two kids and a dog.
The all but unanimous conclusion from my time taking calls from folks on Radio France was a simple one: "Barack Obama is 'le rock star.'"
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