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Barack Obama elected the president of the United States
Barack Obama elected the president of the United States Barack Obama was elected the first black president of the United States on November 4, 2008 in a historic triumph after difficult campaign that last for almost two years. The son of a black father; Hussein Obama from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois guaranteed his victory by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground. McCain called his former rival to concede defeat — and the end of his own 10-year quest for the White House. "The American people have spoken, and spoken clearly," McCain told disappointed supporters in Arizona. Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, will take their oaths of office as president and vice president on Jan. 20, 2009. This victory come to end a very difficult era faced the United States after eight years of all king of failures during the mandate of George Bush. The world is looking to the new president as a new hope for America and the United States. In his victory speech, Obama express his hope for better future "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are 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. It‘s the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day. It‘s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America. This is your victory he added speaking to tenth of thousands of supporters; "I know you didn‘t do this just to win an election and I know you didn‘t do it for me. You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even one term, but America - I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you - we as a people will get there. There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won‘t agree with every decision or policy I make as President, and we know that government can‘t solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And above all, I will ask you join in the work of remaking this nation the only way it‘s been done in America for two-hundred and twenty-one years - block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand. What began twenty-one months ago in the depths of winter must not end on this autumn night. This victory alone is not the change we seek - it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you. So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other."