History is made as Barack Hussein Obama is elected the 44th president of the United States of America. Obama swept away the last and greatest racial barrier in politics as the country elected him its first black commander in chief.
An incredible evening of electoral victories capped Obama meteoric rise to the Whiet House. Barely two years ago, he was virtually unknown outside Illinois and today he commands a crowd of hundreds of thousands who are awaiting his victory speech. It was in Iowa, and later Virginia, that Obama demonsrated his ascension to the political zeitgeist during the primary season. And those states once again were claimed tonight as his election, indeed movement, spread from coast to coast.
Barack Obama's victory crystallizes the American experience. The election of a man of color to the nation's highest office, only 44 years after Selma, is a transformational moment and demonstrates our nation is finally healing its deep racial wounds. The founding fathers wrote discrimination into the Constitution by stating black men were only 3/5ths of a man. Now it's time to rewrite history and present a young, fresh new multicultural face of America for the 21st century.