Student hopes historic election brings unity and change

Opinion

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.” Barrack Obama’s opening remarks in his victory speech.

We are coming off the most historic presidential election in the history of our great country. This election is something that will go down in history books, it’s something I will be able to tell my grandchildren I was a part of.

The election of Barrack Obama is historic in many ways. First, obviously he is the first African American president. The great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed we would have an African American president by 1990. Obama appeals to all and motivated people to get out and vote for a candidate that they believe in.

I felt that Obama appealed to a younger generation; he could relate to the youth of the nation. He is a huge sports fan and doesn’t take the politician line when it comes to his favorite teams. When pressed on the issue of who he liked more Chicago White Sox or the Chicago Cubs, he said Cubs. I thought that was unique, that he didn’t give the political answer.

I usually don’t get into politics that much, but listening to Obama was inspiring. He related to the public and his plans for the future makes me excited to be an American. Obama wants to bring Americans back into their government and I for one feel that is a welcome change. The last eight years of George Bush has been a living nightmare. He wrecked the economy and left the government in changes.

The change is not going to happen overnight it will take time. Obama is a president that has the right ideas and if he follows through with his promises, he could right the rocky ship that is currently America. He seems to want what is best for our country.

The election of Obama truly is historic and the victory speech he gave was inspiring. Another unique thing about Obama is he is going to put a basketball court in at the White House. He is a great family man and he has a mystique about him.

It’s sad that we live in a country with racial stereotypes. It truly is ignorant to hate someone because of the color of their skin. Hopefully the election of Obama can unite us as one. Instead of looking at a person as black or white, look at them as your fellow American. We live in the greatest country in the world and hopefully we can continue to make strides to forward a united nation. As Barrack Obama said “It’s time for a change.”

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