Tuesday night, American’s witnessed something that they thought they might never see in their lifetime. A non-White male President elected in the United States of America.
The long campaign season is over. The votes are in. On this night, Barack Obama is the victor–and so is America. Another barrier has been shattered and the door is open for all those who would dream.
Obama seems the least likely to burst through. His mother was an American and his father a Kenyan. He only saw his father once beyond the age of 3. Whatever odds he grew up with he has overcome and has become a national inspiration.
I wonder what Martin Luther King Jr. would be thinking if he were alive today and was able to witness this moment?
This line from the “I Have a Dream” Speech says it all:
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
I think that day is here. Congratulations America! Congratulations President Obama!