Well golly gee, Change does happen! Congratulations to US!
The world cheers with us once again, and even if only for this one day, this one moment, I’ll take it.
A few reactions that I found uplifting:
Herald Tribune: “There is the feeling that for the first time since Kennedy, America has a different kind of leader,” said Alejandro Saks, an Argentine script writer in Buenos Aires. Or, as Ersin Kalaycioglu, a professor of political science in Istanbul, put it, “The U.S. needs a facelift and he’s the one who can give it.”
Change: From old Alabama to new Armenia, Obama’s win is our win
“The election of this new American president, beyond all the dangerously Pollyanna reactions to the moment (including mine), represents far more universal ideologies than race or nationality or age or gender. Profoundly simplistic, yes, the November 4 American election revived belief that should not be owned by Americans only.”
“French President Nicolas Sarkozy said “your brilliant victory rewards a tireless commitment to serve the American people. It also crowns an exceptional campaign whose inspiration and exaltation have proved to the entire world the vitality of American democracy.”
“By choosing you, the American people have chosen change, openness and optimism,” added Sarkozy who sent one of a flood of congratulatory messages to the 47-year-old Democratic senator.
ABC World News
“I applaud the American people for their courage and the great morality that they showed,” Afghan President Hamid Karzai said. French President Nicolas Sarkozy was even more glowing in a letter to Obama: “In choosing you, the American people have chosen the path of change, openness and optimism. Your election raises immense hope in France, Europe and beyond: the hope of an open America.”
And From Times of India:
Nelson Mandela says, “Your victory has demonstrated that no person anywhere in the world should not dare to dream of wanting to change the world for a better place.”
Sadu, Sadu, Sadu