Yes, this is it. It is exciting, it is different, it is new. This is what I like about this country: it will give you a chance to prove yourself. Obama’s rise is the epitome of meritocracy.
“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,”
But at the same time President Obama will face daunting challenges on so many fronts. He has to clean up the mess left by the failed and incompetent Bush administration. But I am hopeful that he will choose the right people for his administration, people with the necessary qualifications to steer this country for once again to the right direction. His words were sober, and he understands the difficulties ahead; no, it will not be a party, it will be hard work. At the same time he offers optimism and hope:
“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.”
Congratulations Mr. Obama. Please do not disappoint us.