Congratulations Obama

Posted by Liz on November 5th, 2008 filed in Daily

There have been many black presidents before, but never in USA. In fact, they’ve not even been anywhere close to having an Afro American president. It is admirable what Obama has achieved so early on in his life. The support he has gotten from his family, the American people and internationally. Of course it wasn’t the support of the entire nation that got him elected, but he got the vast majority of posts required, and also had a good margin on the popular vote as well. This time it’s not close enough for those high up in the system to pull strings to try to change the result. It’s too obvious.

The winning speech was filled with hope, dreams and a president worthy. He is not lowering anyone’s expectations, but he’s making it clear that he cannot snap his fingers and fix everyone’s problems over night. It will take time and money. Can he do it? I don’t know and I don’t think anyone else knows either. However, he does have a dream, a vision, and a will to make changes.

Because he has young children, many draw lines to the most popular American president this far, John F. Kennedy. Hopefully that’s where the similarities end and they won’t share the same fate. Another comparison has been made to the dreamer Martin Luther King jr. It has only been 40 years since he was assasinated. He faught for civil rights, and his most famous speech is called I have a dream. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Although Obama is not related to Martin Luther King jr., you could said that today his dream came true. America has proven they’ve come a long way when they chose their new president last night.

Obama has broken barriers to become the next American president. Hopefully he won’t stop there. He has the ambitions of becoming a good president, introducing changes both nationally and internationally. He has brought the Americans hope in a difficult time. I hope he will be able to meet his own goals and his promises to the people. I wish him good luck in his endavours as the next President of the United States.

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