Barack Obama becomes America's new Field General by winning a historic election.
November 5, 2008
(Philadelphia, PA) --- In an "I-can't-believe-my-eyes" moment, the United States of America has spoken and "Yes, He Did It!!" as Barack Obama became the first African American President-elect ever.
Senator Obama, a 47-year-old senator from Illinois, broke through history on Tuesday night by energizing an America public, who were looking for "change" and hopefully they have received it. Obama defeated Republican John McCain by a landslide margin and thus became the first African-American President of the United States.
Obama much like Super Bowl XXII hero Doug Williams 20 years ago seized the day and now history will show that he indeed is standing on the mountaintop. Obama is not on the mountaintop alone as he not only brought out the "black vote", but all voters from a multitude of backgrounds (later asked them to give him help in restoring America) to produce a landslide victory that brought many to tears. The charismatic President-elect met the historic 270 electoral votes needed at around 11 p.m. ET with people celebrating everywhere from in front of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue to Times Square in the center of New York City to Churches to Front porches on Main Street.
Right around 11:30, Obama addressed the nation accepting the President-elect title with a speech fueled by a theme that "America had asked for Change and indeed Change has arrived". The speech was unbelievable and featured an ebb and flow that brought back memories of great orators like John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr, and former President Abraham Lincoln, who Obama directly quoted in talking about bringing back unity. Some highlight quotes from Obama's speech were “America is a place where all things are possible", "We are and will always be the United States of America", and "The arc of history has been bent in hope of a better day". Our new leader ended his speech by saying, "The victory was for you (the American Public)" and "Yes, We Can". Watch the speech courtesy of MSNBC.
There is no doubt that Obama's victory is truly historic and that “Change” has come to America. So let’s celebrate, but also be mindful that everyone including President-elect Obama needs to roll up their sleeves to help restore our great nation.
Congratulations to America's new signal caller!!!
--- Submitted by Lloyd Vance