Barack Obama Is 44th US President
The victory of Barack Obama in the polls today signals a new era in the history of US politics. While Obama could not claim to being the first black president since he has a white mother and a Kenyan father, he could however claim to be the first African American US President. More importantly, he has made a dent in breaking the racial barrier still prevailing in the United States.
Obama has indeed made history considering that at the time he was born, blacks could not even vote in some parts of America. Some tried, but died in the process.
And to quote Obama's speech to the jampacked Chicago Grand Park Tuesday night "If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is 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."
And now that the Democrats have made it to the White House, will this mean a recovery of the US economy and the world economy in the process?