He is symbolic of the United States' need for change. He is their light at the end of the long 8-year tunnel.
Being the first Afro-American President, he is evidence to America's desire to move away from the old, and in with the new. New ideals, new discipline, a new way of being-- to be seen in a better light in the eyes of the world.
We can only hope that he makes a difference, while on January 20th 2009, he made history.
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
Victory speech in US presidential election, home state of Chicago, November 4, 2008.