Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Congratulations, Mr. President

It truly is a great day for America, with the election of Barack Obama as our next president.

The day we elected an African-American to the highest office in the land needed to come soon in this country. Beyond the history of this moment and healing I hope it brings our nation, it also puts a man I believe to be a class-act, with a true love for this country, in office.

No matter who you voted for or what your political views are, the historical significance and what this means for the promise of America for all its citizens cannot be denied.

Hopefully this is a major stepping stone into a future where racial issues won't be a consideration like they have been in our past. This election is one giant leap into that better America where one can truly be judged by the content of his or her character, and not the color of their skin.

Character, and that hope of an America better than the one we inherited, is why he was elected president yesterday. I certainly don't mean to take anything from John McCain, a true American hero, who I believe would have made a great president as well. The fact is, Barack Obama represents a change in America that was a long time in coming -- and it's time has come.

I'm happy today that President elect Obama has been given the opportunity to bring his vision for America to the world. He deserves our support and upmost respect.

Godspeed, Mr. President. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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