Obama crowned El Presidente

It now appears that Barack Obama has clinched it. California, Oregon, Virginia and Pennsylvania have all now been called Democrat.

Regardless of your opinions of Barack’s politics, I think we can all accept that this is a great step forward for America. I’m sure it has all been said before but the fact that a black person has been voted in as President really is a big moment. This is the country that has, since its inception, had race as a core issure. From the civil war to the problems in the deep south in the 1950s and 1960s as well as the riots of LA and Chicago in recent times, all have had race issues at their heart.

I hope, that although not everyone in the society agrees with Obama’s political views, we can salute a great politician, an incredible rhetorician and a man who has broken down a real social boundary in the USA.

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