Barack Obama: Change has come to America

US President-elect Barack Obama

“Change has come to America”, Barack Obama told in his acceptance speech to the jubilant crowd in Chicago.

From a mere state senator, Barack Obama rise and soon (when officially inaugurated) lead the most powerful state in the world, the United States of America. Obama will be America’s 44th President on January 20, 2009.

Indeed, change has come! His landslide victory strongly manifests America’s political dynamism. Obama is the first black American elected as president.

Obama also enjoys many other firsts:

  • first African American to be nominated for President by a major U.S. political party – Democratic Party
  • the first African American to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review

In his acceptance speech, he told that his victory belongs to Americans. He stressed that his landslide victory is an answer to those who doubt that USA is a land where all things can possibly happen.

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

He stressed the oneness of United States of America amidst diversity.

It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled – Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America.

Early during his campaign trail, many doubted that he will get elected – mainly because he is black. Although surveys were all favorable to him. But his victory proves that racial discrimination is almost forgotten.

Read the full transcript of Obama’s acceptance speech:
Transcript: Obama’s acceptance speech

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