Wednesday, November 5

Barack Obama Wins Election

Sen. Barack Obama is today President-elect Barack Obama.

After winning several key battleground states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Indiana and Virginia, Obama went on to take 349 electoral votes to McCain's 161---three states have races too close to call still. By 52% to 46%, Obama easily coasted to victory.

Sen. McCain came out to a disappointed crowd in Arizona and gave a very gracious concession speech that called on his supporters to offer "our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited."

At midnight, just after the last polls closed in Alaska, Sen. Obama and his family greeted the more than 150,000 people who had gathered in a Chicago park to congratulate the next president of the United States and the first African-American to hold that position.

"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,"

And to those who didn't cast a vote for him, Obama said, "There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as president, and we know that government can't solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face.''

"So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers - in this country, we rise or fall as one nation; as one people."


Jessi said...

So what happens now Natalie? Are you blogging days coming to an end?!?


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