Yesterday was a revolution, not an election. It was a historic day. It will be the most significant day in America's modern history. Yesterday was Dr. King's wedding day, it was Rosa Parks’s celebration, it was payday for a century of peace seekers and human rights activists’ struggles. It was a victory for diversity, it was a victory for the United States.
I hope it will be a new beginning for America to take the lead [in the world] again, but this time by example, not through the military!
I hope this fresh young man restores this nation's principles and America's standing in the world.
Worldwide, millions of us are waiting to see the changes we have heard about and are looking toward the future. Hopefully the new president will not disappoint us and will never fail his voters.
Let us hope for the best and look forward.
by Yassin Aref, November 5, 2008
The day after the election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States