Archive for November 4th, 2008

(VIDEO) Barack Obama’s Victory Speech

Barack Obama told supporters that “change has come to America,” as he addressed the country for the first time as the president-elect.

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Barack Obama won the US Presidential elections beating John McCain in a landslide victory to become the 44th President of the United States.

  • Obama made history as the first black president in a long-fought battle of almost 2 years.

It was a bitter sweet moment for Obama whose grandmother, described as the rock in his life, died early Monday in her hometown of Hawaii. A candidate need only 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.

  • Obama secured 338 electoral votes McCain’s 156.

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(VIDEO)John McCain concedes to Barack Obama

Nov. 4: John McCain concedes the presidency of the United States to Barack Obama and recognizes the significance of this election for African-Americans, saying, “we’ve come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation’s reputation.”

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In a speech before supporters in Arizona, McCain praised Obama and urged all Americans to congratulate him and put aside their differences in the nation’s interest. “His success alone commands my respect,” he said.

Olbermann: Last Campaign Comment

Keith’s final Campaign Comment imagines an alternative, parallel reality where Barack Obama made the verbal gaffes that McCain has made and poses the question, would Obama be considered a realistic candidate for the office?

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We all know exactly what would be happening tonight if Senator Obama had made all those mistakes, contradictions, gaffes, Freudian slips, and hypocritical pronouncements. He would have long since ceased to be taken seriously by any measurable part of the voting public, as a viable, responsible, self-aware, mentally vigorous, non-dangerous, non-risk. We’d all be going home to our beds well before midnight tomorrow night.

But while all that is hypothetical, this is not: This cascade of incompetence and irresponsibility I have enumerated tonight — all the sound bites, all the foot-in-mouth moments, all the no-brainers-gone-wrong – all these, John McCain has said. No hyperbole and no hypotheses are required.

This is who John McCain has showed us he is.

Voting Intimidation By Black Panthers In Philadelphia

Reports in Philly of Black Panthers blocking the doorway and intimidating voters.

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Sarah Plain Votes Plus Answers Questions From Media

Plain casts her vote in AK and takes some questions from news reporters. November 4 2008 Election Day

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McCain: ‘We’re going to win’

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Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama joined voters eager to cast ballots on Tuesday before making one last pitch for supporters to turn out for their historic presidential contest. With voters standing in line at polling places around the country, many people didn’t need a nudge.

Hillary Clinton Talks In The Polling Station

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