"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama Wins, The World Celebrates

Australian celebrationAs a sign of just how far the United States has fallen in the eyes of the world, there where actual celebrations both in the states and across the world at the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. As part of the celebration, Barack gave an excellent victory speech (below) and McCain provided a solid, classy concession speech that sadly given before a not so classy audience.

From USAToday: "From Beijing's streets to France's Elysee Palace, common citizens and leaders of the world greeted Barack Obama's election largely as a sign of hope that America would mend torn international relations and lead the way out of global economic turmoil."

Worldwide reaction
World Markets Rally After Election
Other reactions
BBC Op-Ed on Election

Obama Victory Speech

Dancing in the Streets

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