We won! And, by we, I mean the American people, and the people of the world. America has said no to torture, disastrous economic policy, cronyism (“Heck of a job Brownie“), wars of choice, and fear tactics.
The biggest landslide of a generation is historic in many ways, least of which might be Obama’s skin. Swing states have swung. Red is vanishing from the map. Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada gave a collective shout of “enough!” Missouri may yet tip – at this writing, it’s too close to call. Results are similar in Congressional and gubernatorial races.
Americans have handed down a mandate – stop this Reign of Error!
Hope is spreading over the world like a sunrise.
NICOLAS SARKOZY, FRENCH PRESIDENT
“With the world in turmoil and doubt, the American people, faithful to the values that have always defined America’s identity, have expressed with force their faith in progress and the future.
“At a time when we must face huge challenges together, your election has raised enormous hope in France, in Europe and beyond. France and Europe … will find a new energy to work with America to persevere peace and world prosperity.”
STEPHEN HARPER, CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER
“I look forward to meeting with the President-elect so that we can continue to strengthen the special bond that exists between Canada and the United States.
“In the weeks and months ahead Canadian officials and diplomats will be working closely with members of President-elect Obama’s transition team. Ministers in our government look forward to building a strong working relationship with their counterparts in a new Obama cabinet.”
HELEN CLARK, NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER
“The New Zealand Government very much looks forward to working with the new Obama administration.
“Senator Obama will be taking office at a critical juncture. There are many pressing challenges facing the international community, including the global financial crisis and global warming. We look forward to working closely with President-elect Obama and his team to address these challenges.”
PAKISTANI EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON
“President (Asif Ali) Zardari expressed the hope that Pakistan-U.S. relations will be enhanced under the new American leadership that received a popular mandate in Tuesday’s poll.”