Democrat Barack Obama swept to an historic victory as America's first black president beating his Republican rival, John McCain just hours ago.
This has been America's most anticipated, history's longest and costliest White House campaign. Obama, 47, will be inaugurated as the 44th US president on January 20, 2009. Besides the presidency, he also inherit an economy mired in financial crisis, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a nuclear showdown with Iran. Poor chap!
In Kenya, where Obama's father was born, President Mwai Kibaki declared a national holiday to welcome the first black US president! Our own Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Rai Yatim says, "As America's first black president his victory has shown that Americans can accept a leader regardless of colour, religion or beliefs." Hmmm...wonder if one day a Chinese or an Indian can be the next Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Anyway, big congrats to Barack Obama on his new victory. Brother, I support you!