Congratulations to Barack Obama for winning this historic elections!

Given the trend in the poll in the last few days, I didn’t worry too much about the outcome. As expected, Barack Obama will become the next US president, but the road to this victory was not easy, and he will not have much time to celebrate. It is clear that the economic situation will become worse in the beginning of the next year, but, given proper actions, Obama will make the US and the world a better place.

The fact that people selected the first bi-racial president means that we are making some progress, but we still have a long way to go: bans of same-sex marriage are projected in Arizona and Florida. We’ll see how Proposition 8 will do in California. The US is not alone though: “Canada, Spain and Norway are the only countries where the legal status of same-sex marriage is exactly the same as that of opposite-sex marriage”

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9 thoughts on “Barack Obama to be the Next President of the United States!

  1. I’ve been following the results all morning and I’m not even American. Once he passed that 270 votes in the electoral college, he pretty much had the Presidency in the bag. Congratulations indeed. I’m happy he won. But he’s going to have a very tough road ahead of him. It will be interesting to see what changes his presidency can influence and bring about in terms of the economic sphere and international politics.

  2. Loosing Ohio for McCain was a pretty good sign of things to come. Yes, Obama will have a hard time ahead of him, and he pointed it out in his wonderful speech. We live in interesting times 🙂

  3. Even though my canidate lost, I do give my congrats to Obama. =) Lots of work to do with that economy, the downturn will probably last into next fall before coming out for stable growth. Then on the foreign policy front, Russian is putting missles on the NATO border and Israel just attacked Giza. Challenging times for the new president-elect. Hopefully he’ll learn to deal with these crisis’ well.

  4. Considering that, for my entire adult life, America has made one mistake after another… It’s nice to see something go right (or left, as the case may be) for a change.

  5. I am so excited! This is my first time voting for the president who got picked and that is an awesome feeling. I am very curious to see what these coming years of his presidency will bring 🙂

  6. Kanzeon,

    Obama’s speech was very good and had a calm sober feel to it. You could see that he was tired and still affected by his grandmother’s passing.

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    Rantsdelnicoleta,

    Yes, much work to be done in both domestic and foreign affairs. It would be interesting to see whom he’ll select for his cabinet ( I assume you mean the region bordering Israel rather than the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World 😛 )

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    Ōkami-kun,

    Indeed, it is a historic election. People in the US and around the world are excited about the outcome, and hope that it will bring positive change.

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    Thepoop,

    I am glad that you voted 🙂 I am curious too, we’ll see how it will go.

  7. You probably know, but 4 is an unlucky number in Asian culture.

    For Obama to be the 44th President, makes life even more uneasy.

  8. Yes, I know that four is an unlucky number, however, you can think about it in terms of 44 as 4 + 4 = 8 = lucky number 😛 I agree though, his life will be not easy at this situation.

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