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November 5, 2008

Obama triumphs, will be first black US president



Obama triumphs, will be first black US president The Associated Press –  WASHINGTON (AP) – Barack Obama was elected the nation’s first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

John McCain’s White House bid: What went wrong?

 Tue. Nov. 4 2008 10:21 PM ET CTV.ca News  For the second time in eight years, Arizona Sen. John McCain failed in his bid to reach the White House. In the coming days and weeks television analysts, newspaper pundits, and political scientists will likely try to unravel the reasons McCain fell short this year. But a few key causes may already stand out.  There is little doubt that Barack Obama ran one of the best organized campaigns in U.S. presidential history, and the Democrat and his staff were largely responsible for McCain’s loss. But McCain, himself, did not help his cause. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081104/mccains_loss_081104/20081104?s_name=uselection2008

There was no doubt about it , it seems 80 percent of the news media supported  Obama.

Youth, blacks lead the way for Obama victory
Globe and Mail –  With a report from AP It was youth, women, blacks and first-time voters – mobilized by a Democratic machine that overwhelmingly wooed people to politics – who catapulted president-elect Barack Obama to victory last night.
Americans in Geneva witness “new dawn” Swissinfo
US voters hit the polls in huge numbers CBC.ca
International Herald Tribune – CTV.ca – Los Angeles Times – Telegraph.co.uk
all 1,646 news articles »  Langue : Français »

 Barack Obama wins presidency, making history
Los Angeles Times –  The Democrat breaks the ultimate US racial barrier with his defeat of Republican John McCain. By Mark Z. Barabak Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation’s 44th president Tuesday, breaking the
Obama Wins Election New York Times
Obama wins, says ‘change has come to America’ Reuters
The Associated Press – Detroit Free Press – AFP
all 2,645 news articles »

More than 100000 cheer Obama in Chicago
Globe and Mail –  CHICAGO – Standing just beyond the crush of Barack Obama supporters in Chicago’s Grant Park, Mike Victor, a 57-year-old African- American commodities trader who has lived his entire life on Chicago’s South Side, watched as the impossible dream came
Obama owns election night in Chicago Xinhua
Obama campaign blazes to victory BBC News
Toronto Star – Aljazeera.net – Telegraph.co.uk – The Associated Press
all 1,197 news articles »

Obama (D) – 349 votes
McCain (R) – 147 votes
Barack Obama is the projected winner

Americans, Canadians jubilant in wake of Obama’s presidential win  Among curious Canadians and expatriate Americans alike, anticipation turned to jubilation Tuesday as those who gathered in living rooms, churches and pubs across Canada bore witness to Barack Obama’s historic presidential victory.

Joy Online

Africans elated by first black US president
CNN International –  (CNN) — Celebrations erupted in Barack Obama’s ancestral home in Kenya and across Africa as the US Democratic candidate made history by being elected America’s first African-American president.
Kenya eyes US tourist boost after Obama win Reuters South Africa
Kenyans Rejoice in Obama Victory Washington Post
AllAfrica.com – The Associated Press – BBC News – CBC.ca
all 1,209 news articles »


 The Rise of the Religious Left. But clearly Obama still did not get the evangelical votes.



  1. Congratulations Barak Obama on winning a hard fought campiagn..

    Comment by thenonconformer — November 5, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

  2. Yes, most of the media supported him. so what? It’s life and the support was wel deserved, Obama is a uniter.

    Comment by nick p — November 5, 2008 @ 10:28 pm

  3. and all of these false prophets, prophecy’s about Mccain/Palin victory can now be put to rest.


    Comment by thenonconformer — November 5, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

  4. >Yes, most of the media supported him. so what? It’s life and the support was well deserved, Obama is a uniter.

    the left media helped to get out the young people to vote, the undecided… But clearly Obama undeniably still did not get the evangelical votes he had wanted.. but won anyway http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/the-faith-factor-2008-vs-2004-exit-polls/

    Comment by thenonconformer — November 5, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

  5. Another Cold war? It seems the Russian Governemnt itself would not be pleased with any of the US election results.

    Russia Warns of New Missile Deployment New York Times – http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/06/world/europe/06russia.html?em
    By ELLEN BARRY and SOPHIA KISHKOVSKY MOSCOW – In a wide-ranging attack on the United States as it elected a new president, the Russian leader Dmitri A. Medvedev warned on Wednesday that Moscow might deploy short-range missiles in the Baltic region to …
    Medvedev Confronts US on Missiles After Obama Win (Update1) Bloomberg
    Medvedev throws down a gauntlet to Obama Financial Times
    China Daily – Monsters and Critics.com – MLive.com – guardian.co.uk
    all 824 news articles » http://news.google.ca/news?ned=us&ncl=1266107685&hl=en&topic=b

    Comment by thenonconformer — November 5, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

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