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Obama Wins the Race for President

Posted by vmsalama on November 5, 2008

It is early in Dubai as I sit here watching celebrations around the world with the announcement of Barack Obama’s victory.  Regardless of their political views, I hope people recognize the significance of this win.  My generation and those that follow have every reason to believe that America is as much theirs as anybody else’s, and never as much as today.  In an America where a black man can be elected into office just half a century after some of the most horrendous acts of discrimination and hate took place, anyone can achieve anything with hope and commitment.  I have spent most of the last 5 years living in the Middle East and have all too often had to explain myself for America’s faults.  For the first time n a long time, I am feeling a lot of pride.  Anything is possible.


Added on 11/5/08:

I heard this on the radio this morning and thought it was really lovely:

“Rosa sat so Martin could walk… 

Martin walked, so Obama could run… 

Obama is running so our children can fly!”


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