Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Clear Mandate For Obama

Hungry for a change in the nation's direction, voters swept Sen. Barack Hussein Obama into the White House tonight, making him the first African-American elected president of the United States. Obama won by a commanding margin, taking at least 349 of 538 electoral votes from Republican challenger Sen. John McCain, according to projections by television networks, well above the 270 needed for victory. McCain conceded the election just after 11 p.m. ET.
"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," Obama told a crowd of tens of thousands in his acceptance speech in Chicago.
"It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America."