Barack Obama Makes History, Wins Presidential Election Against John McCain
Democrat Senator Barack Obama will officially be the 44th U.S. President in which his opponent for the presidential seat Republican Senator John McCain told his group of loyal supporters with Sarah Palin by his side, “The American people have spoken” and Barack Obama will be “my President.”
Before speaking in front of more than 100,000 people in Chicago, Illinois after his projected winning was announced across broadcasting networks, Barack Obama graced the stage with wife Michelle Obama and their two daughters Sasha and Malia.
During his speech the newly elected United States President Barack Obama stated to his group of supporters from all walks of life, “The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America — I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you — we as a people will get there.”
The historical event brought on tears throughout the crowd with even a couple of celebrities and political figures such as Oprah Winfrey and Jesse Jackson weeping uncontrollably with tears of joy for change and hope during this historical and ‘heart-warming’ event.
Newscasters abroad who at most times are overwhelmed with information so much that they, most of the time, can’t get it all out in one segment were, at this moment, at a loss for words as one CNN reporter put it, he was “so excited” that he couldn’t even “think of the words” to express this moment.
After his great speech in which he repeatedly used his signature words, “Yes We Can,” his new partner and Vice President Senator Joe Biden eased onto the stage later followed by his wife Jill Biden, Michelle Obama and the rest of their extended families celebrating their victory for change for the American people.
The months ahead now, including the rest of November, December and up until January 20th, 2009 will have everyone looking forward to their next President to take his place at the White House.
Barack Obama will be the first African-American President in U.S. history. In addition to making history at the first African American President, this is noted as the longest presidential campaign season in U.S. history at 21 months.
Barack Obama managed to pull-in over $700 million in fund-raising and support to help fund his campaign while his opponent John McCain managed to pull-in $360 million in fund-raising. This opens up new discussions regarding campaign funding in the future as Obama made history as well utilizing the technology of the Internet to reach out to supporters which mostly funded his presidential campaign.