In an emotional address to a jubilant and tearful crowd in Chicago’s Grant Park, US president-elect Barack Obama led followers in chants of “Yes we can” as he spoke of the hope of a better day and called for unity and sacrifice in facing the hard challenges ahead.
Hello Chicago. 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.
It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.
It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.
We are, and always will be, the United States of America. (Full Text)
Great job people! Even though Georgia was one of the red states, we still did it. No ifs ands or buts about it. Barack Obama has been elected the 44th president of the United States. Change has finally come…even Jessie Jackson had to shed some tears!