In an interview with Sky News, former NYC Mayor and Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani said the election of Barack Obama will help America's image abroad.
"Even those who voted against him, like me, say 'We're very thankful this has happened. This is the consolation prize'," he said. "If you look at America - which I believe is a great nation... one of the terrible marks against us is slavery and racism, and I think that's a great thing for America to have overcome." He said of Obama's victory:
I believe that will gain us a tremendous amount in the world community. We can now be an honest nation and not a hypocritical one.