Well, the deed is done and once again the country has re-invented itself by electing an African-American, Barack Obama, as President of the United States. One could only wish MLK was alive to see it.
Here in Vietnam, many of the expats were pulling for McCain simply because he has a history of helping US - VN trade relations, but at the same time, the idea of a Obama becoming president filled a lot of people with hope as well.
Hope for a bright new day, with young fresh ideas and bold dreams. Sort of like MLK and JFK fusion.
The proof of how badly the US fell in terms of prestige could be seen by how fast other countries welcomed the Obama victory.
The only thing missing was people marching in front of the White House singing "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead", but it probably would've sailed over Bush's head anyway.
They say one should be careful of what they wish for because they might get it, so for Obama, the hard part begins. He has a hell of a job ahead of him, not only in fixing the economy, but addressing the problems in Iraq / Afghanistan, Iran Israel and the palestinian territory.
We will see if he is up to the task, but for the moment we can enjoy the prospects for the future.
For John McCain, he tried his best and he faced defeat like a true champion and a gentleman. I have always liked him as a person and the way he handled defeat only boosted his stature as far as I am concerned.
Regardless of what others may believe...America won.
Causes Robert Bicknell Supports
Any legitimate charity which benefits children.