This is a wonderful day for our nation. I can say that, without reservation, without regret. Barriers have fallen. Walls have come down. Our national ideal is another step closer to reality: a world where all men are created equal. A nation where there is no divide. A country where we are not judged by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character.
The man I voted for did not win. To be honest, the person I wanted to throw my support behind, did not make it out of the primaries.
Tonight, Barrack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States.
In the last few years, Mr. Obama has promised change. He has preached hope. This overwhelming victory tonight shows that people are willing to take him at his word. I direct the following to President-elect Barrack Obama:
I hope you are up to the monumental task before you. I mean that with all sincerity.
I hope that you understand what you have done. The country is behind one man, as they have not been in a generation.
I hope you know that people believe in you.
I hope you don't let them down.
I hope you are the President of the United States, and not just the head of a party.
I find your story inspiring. I find your words inspiring. But I am not sold on your intentions or your experience. I hope that changes.
I hope this moment, in the grand but often troubled history of this nation that I love, lives up to it's promises.
I don't expect to agree with you all the time. I hope there are more times that I do, than moments that I don't.
I hope that your election opens doors, and opportunities for people who feel oppressed, and left behind.
You have a gift for connecting with people. I hope that gift serves you well.
I hope it serves all of us well.
I hope you understand that this nation has enemies in the world.
I hope you understand that those enemies view your presidency as the lesser of two evils.
I hope they have misjudged you.
I hope you are strong.
I hope you keep this nation strong.
I hope you make this nation proud.
I love this country. It is not perfect, but it is a work in progress. We are in the midst of serious difficulties right now, but I still believe in the dream that is America. I hope you leave our nation a better place than you find it.
God Bless America.