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.
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McCain had to do the hard thing -- to not only accept loss and graciously congratulate the winner, but to encourage the rest of the country to offer their blessings to the new President-elect and his family.
Last night, American expatriates and our interested French brethren gathered to celebrate, drink champagne and dance with their necks craned painfully so as to have an eye constantly on CNN.
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.
During your acceptance speech last night, which was a great and compassionate one, you told your daughters that you are getting them a puppy for the White House. Adoption is the option.
Barack Obama is the first president in my lifetime who resembles me and the people I know.
The results are in: Barack Obama is projected to win the election. Celebrations abound.
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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.'"
Barack Obama racked up a decisive victory Tuesday crushing John McCain in almost every battleground state. On January 20, he will become the nation's ...
We must understand one more thing -- how successful President Obama will be in transforming America in a progressive direction will depend on us, as well as on him.
Now that Illinois is offering a second President to the United States, it seemed fitting to spend the night watching Senator Barack Obama with the Democratic County Chair in Springfield.
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.
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If you weren't in Times Square tonight, the only place to be was downtown in the West Village at Gavin Brown's gallery for an installation by Jonathon Horowitz called Obama '08.
Tuesday's election was a milestone in building an America that lives up to its ideals, an event that has broken down old barriers and opened up new doors.
Much will be made of McCain's "mistakes" in his campaign, as conservatives will seek to blame his performance for their shrinking minority status, to shift blame away from their own policies.
For best image of the night, I nominate this image juxtaposing Newsweek's recent cover entitled "America the Conservative" next to 2008's electoral map showing a landslide for the "socialist."
The rally at Grant Park in Chicago drew enormous crowds as the night went on and across the country, people celebrated the election of Sen. Barack Oba...
Senator Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States.
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The time to celebrate and wax poetic will be limited. It will probably end very abruptly on January 21, 2009, when President Barack Obama commences his grand plan to fix what appears unfixable.
I imagine how my ex-boss, an ailing Ted Kennedy must feel tonight, knowing that many, many months ago he exclaimed to the nation that he could feel change in the air.
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.
He shocked the nation when he defeated a field of establishment Democrats ten months ago in Iowa and he has run one of the best political campaigns in history.
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KOGELO, Kenya — Barack Obama's Kenyan relatives and Africans across the continent sang, danced in the streets and...
As a member of the sixties generation, whose vision of America was shattered by the three assassinations of that time, it was bitter indeed to witness the devolution of the last eight years.
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