Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama won for President

“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is 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,”

What a speech declared by President Obama last night in the Grant Park and the surrounding area of Chicago, attended by thousands and thousands of people when he gave his speech addressing the nation for the first time as newly elected President. He was the first African-American president of the United States...committed to positive change ...reason that many people around the world joined the celebration...gave joyous reaction of hope and happiness.
One of the moving tributes is the editorial translated by Sandrine Ageorges, November 5, 2008 France - Liberation - Original Article (French) "Hope, at Last! For Heaven’s sake, for one hour, for one day, let’s not behave like blasé, cautious skeptics. After this already historic November 4th, let us admit that we’re caught up, almost all of us, in a sense of joy. For one hour or a day, let us speak with an enthusiasm that is now sweeping the planet. For a few hours, the Americans hope; for a few hours, the whole world feels better. Happiness? A new idea in America. Just imagine for a moment the opposite result: a stiff, conservative senator flanked by a mystical ignoramus perpetuating the brutal policy of George W. Bush for another four years. A moral nightmare, a political horror show.
On the contrary: On this day of exception, the symbols clash with one another in the imagination. The ideal of Abraham Lincoln, the dream of Martin Luther King, the New Frontier of John and Robert Kennedy: four hopes interrupted, four prophets of reality sacrificed, who for a moment have been revived through the grace of the ballot. These are the symbols of an America that loves the future. The symbols of the America we love."


1 comment:

Me said...

what a word...