Wednesday, November 5, 2008
EASY WIN FOR OBAMA
SENATOR BARACKOBAMA WON THE U S ELECTIONS TODAY IN A BIG WAY
TO BECOME THE 44TH PRESIDENT OF
U S A TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER sweeping away the last racial barrier in American politics with ease as the country chose him as its first black chief executive.
The election of Obama amounted to a national catharsis — a repudiation of a historically unpopular Republican president and his economic and foreign policies, and an embrace of Obama's call for a change in the direction and the tone of the country. But it was just as much a strikingly symbolic moment in the evolution of the nation's fraught racial history, a breakthrough that would have seemed unthinkable just two years ago.
Obama, 47, a first-term senator from Illinois, defeated Senator John McCain of Arizona, 72, a former prisoner of war who was making his second bid for the presidency. To the very end, McCain's campaign was eclipsed by an opponent who was nothing short of a phenomenon, drawing huge crowds epitomized by the tens of thousands of people who turned out Tuesday night to hear Obama's victory speech in Grant Park in Chicago.