While neither American nor in America, I still bear witness to history in the making.
Senator Barack Obama was voted the 44th President of the United States of America - and the first ever
African-American to hold this prestigious title.
It's been a hell of a year in terms of politics.
March '08 saw a revolutionary change in the Malaysian political arena.
November '08 saw an American dream fulfilled.
To describe what I'm feeling now ... I don't think I can.
For all my writing, I'm no wordsmith;
thus, to put into words what my heart feels is a difficult task.
What I can say is this:
The world is changing now.
And the change is coming at the hands of the future.
But I'm not one to talk about politics much in my LJ.
I cheerfully leave that to madmax0r
So I'm not about to start now.
Except to say ...
Congratulations, Senator Obama.
You campaigned right, you campaigned fair, and you came out victorious in the end.
A Democrat in the seat of power once more - so here's hoping you turn the world around.
And congratulations to Senator McCain.
You fought a good fight, and you conceded with grace and dignity.
Now we'll see where the next 4 years takes us.
In the meantime, I leave you with The Man himself - and his victory speech
PS: And for those with crap Net lines, where the video takes forever to load, here's the transcript
to one of the best acceptance speeches I've heard in a long while.
Kudos to the writer!