Today, history is made, after years of racism, years of intentional torture; Obama becomes the first black man to rule America….sorry the world. Today as I watch the breaking news on cable, Obama wins the world.
I get cold chills run down my spine; I feel the rush of joy overwhelm me, the first black man to sit in the oval office, the 44th president of America. Today the dream of martin Luther king Junior has been fulfilled, he would have smiled down in the grave, finally slaves have become kings, and peasants are counted among world leaders.
Obama has made record making headlines and front pages and all the breaking news, and McCain stood down, the underdog could not make the most talked about come back, throughout the campaign period I have never heard him talk so humbled as he did this morning in the concession speech, he was so calm and collected that his supporters booed him at a point. From his words;
“This is a historic election, I recognize the significance it has for African American. I wish to congratulate a man who is my former opponent and now my president”
Now the dream is born, now the uncertainty prevails amongst us, now anything is possible, black is now the new white, black is the future, Obama is the number 1 sold out brand in the world, celebrities came out to congratulate the new president.
What this shows me is that in life nothing is impossible, with his now popular phrase “yes we can”, he has made history, nothing cannot be done, if you set your mind to doing it, you can get it done, Obama has set record in every direction, this election was the most publicized election in the world, with regular viewership of over 10 million daily, his campaign raised the highest amount in history for rallies and advert, he was the first to give an info commercial lasting over 30 minutes in over 10 channels simultaneously, catching a viewership of over 35million at a time.
Obama during his campaign raised over 35 million dollars monthly from his website, a record never made. Obama suffered a setback just yesterday as he lost his grandmother to cancer on the eve of the election, he made a landslide victory. His policies gave him an edge over his opponent.
Now the journey begins, one thing we must note is that a miracle would not happen overnight, he pleaded with them not to get all carried away by the fact that his change would be soon, he has asked them to join him and is willing to listen to them even at times when they disagree, Obama has given us hope.
A president Obama, with his strong message of change, hope and unity, will herald a new era in US politics, bring a more multilateral approach to the world’s challenges, and perhaps transform the issue of race in America. He has pledged to tackle the global financial crisis from day one, end the war in Iraq and unveil an ambitious energy plan to tackle climate change.
When he addressed the victory rally he told the cheering crowd; “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, here is your answer.”
Obama is the answer, he is the new face of the future, all hail Obama,
President of the world…..Mission accomplished.