Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Obama Wins: America Celebrates
At 11:00pm on Tuesday, Nov 4th Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States of America, causing a catharsis of celebration to erupt most pointedly in the Capital and Times Square, New York City. “Mr. McCain’s campaign was eclipsed by an opponent who was nothing short of a phenomenon, drawing huge crowds epitomized by the tens of thousands of people who turned out to hear Mr. Obama’s victory speech in Grant Park in Chicago,” according to a New York Times article. Crowds numbering in the thousands gathered in front of the White House. The U Street and 16th street areas in DC were packed with people who flooded out of bars, restaurants, and houses to celebrate the election of the first African American President of the USA. “Senator Obama campaigned on the need for government to solve problems, rather than create them.
Nothing could be more welcome to women in America. For too long, our health and rights have been used as a political battering ram,” wrote one Huffington Post article. Not only did Obama capture the presidency and our hearts, but he led his party to sharp gains in Congress. This puts Democrats in control of the House, the Senate and the White House. This is an immense step toward preserving women’s reproductive rights in this country and finally we can breath a sigh of relief after months of worry and uncertainty. Obama is the first pro-choice president since Clinton and together, united in hope we celebrate this crucial victory.
Click Here to See Obama’s Victory Speech