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Barack Obama wins the US elections

Barack Hussein Obama’s victory signals the end of the longest election campaigns in American history. He will be sworn in as USA’s 44th president in January next year – truly a historic moment as Obama will take the lead as America’s first black president.

Obama faces a number of local challenges to start off his term – the likelihood of a long recession is high. He has also committed to cutting taxes for most Americans, to a speedy pullout of Iraq and an improvement in the health care system.

McCain accepted defeat gracefully and urged his supporters to wish Obama well over his term. “These are difficult times for our country, and I pledged to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face,” he said. “I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort to find ways to come together.”

America, and no doubt the world, will welcome the change in the White House. A fresh face will hopefully alleviate some of the baggage Bush has left on his country.

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  1. I somehow doubt this will have any direct impact on South Africa or Africa in general for that matter but hopefully Obama will help improve US standing abroad (and prevent any further unnecessary wars!)

    Viva Obama – thanks for getting the Republicans out!

  2. Lol.. agree on that point – think any change at this point in the US would be a positive one! Listened to Obama’s victory speech this morning – at least he’s more of an orator (significantly more!) than Bush … that alone should command some respect in the international community.

    Overall I think he’ll be an impactful leader – what America needs right now as they are about to embark on a really rough ride in terms of the upcoming recession.

  3. Obama’s going to be a disaster for the US – he may be able to speak but he certainly doesn’t have the experience to lead a country.. he’s a 1 term senator for godsake!

    I’d rather have McCains sticks and stones than Obamas words when we’re at war – any day

  4. Bright Wight – obviously an optimist. Tenure has little to do with success in office – take President Bush as a prime example – unless you feel his depth of experience has served your country well which in itself should serve to discredit your post. Needless to say the tenure in office for the likes of Mugabe certainly didn’t help Zimbabwe much.

    Biden will no doubt play an important role in supporting Obama and his experience will certainly help increase depth in the White House. America needs fresh ideas and a fresh face at the helm and I believe Obama will deliver on this.

    As for the comment about war – you’re probably right – McCain would be a better wartime president. So let’s hope good judgement prevails with Obama and he is sensible enough to prevent any new wars from starting in the first place!

  5. Bakenshark says

    People need to remember that the man is not the new messiah…he is a politician..time alone will tell if he is a good or bad one!

  6. Well I think you’re naive to believe that the US is not already at war – even if nothing new starts against Iran as I believe it should. There is no way Obama is going to be able to pull out ‘gracefully’ from Iraq and let’s not even discuss the state of affairs in Afghanistan. The war against terror is a reality the US faces – it’s not a switch Obama can turn on or off at will PM


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