We have hope. Last night, watching Obama's acceptance speech, I felt a surge of pride in being an American. We will change the direction of this country. This election was not about race. It was about change. 8 years of insanity and greed will soon be a grim memory.
I know that I get quite a few visitors on this blog from overseas. Please watch the above video. It's an exerpt from Obama's acceptance speech last nite.
It is inspiring stuff. The United States of America is back!
And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world ? our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To those who would tear this world down ? we will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security ? we support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright ? tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.
For that is the true genius of America ? that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.
Obama's entire speech (streaming video)