"To those who would tear this world down - we will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security - we support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright - tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope. "
Last night, November 4th, 2008, the American people elected the 44th president of the United States of America. An unbelievable historic moment, Senator Barack Obama is the first African American elected for the highest office in our country. I was teary. I had tissues next to my bed. This is a great moment.
Obama did the unthinkable and changed the electoral map - taking Ohio, Virginia, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Florida....A new hope stirred two years ago when he first decided to run and last night that hope was cemented into the grounds of the good old USA. You can be sure that I will be standing there with the crowd on January 20th, 2009 to watch Senator Obama be sworn in as Mr. President.