Obama’s win (From the archives)

The stunning victory of Senator Barack Obama in the US Presidential Election shows what democracy can do in changing the face of a nation’s government overnight. This was a vote for change at home in the USA – particularly with the economy – and abroad in Foreign Policy. There is no doubt that this will make life difficult for those who cannot stand democracy and freedom and who love to do America down.

For those of us who remember Martin Luther King and the great civil rights’ struggle of the 1960s, it is a truly remarkable result. In many ways “The Dream” has been realised.

We are seeing the emergence of a new generation of World Leaders to meet the great challenges which face us. They will need our support and a greater spirit of bipartisanship. President-Elect Obama and the defeated Senator John McCain, who was so gracious in defeat, have made a good start on this

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