“We are an American family and we rise or fall together as one nation and one people.” – @BarackObama
I think it’s fair to say that this generation now has our own version of the “I Have a Dream” speech. The terms have changed though. We have moved beyond building a vision of a united America. President Obama has delivered a decisive call-to-action. We must heal our nation, rebuild our relationships and work together to create a brighter future for all.
I commend everyone who exercised their right to vote, no matter the candidate, and my sympathy goes out to those who were unable to vote despite their best efforts.
Howard Fineman wrote “President Barack Obama did not just win reelection tonight. His victory signaled the irreversible triumph of a new, 21st-century America: multiracial, multi-ethnic, global in outlook and moving beyond centuries of racial, sexual, marital and religious tradition.”
My name is Sherry Clayton, and I am a proud citizen of the United States of America.
- Barack Obama Re-election Signals Rise of New America (Howard Fineman, HuffingtonPost.com)
- Live Election Results (HuffingtonPost.com)
- Acceptance Speech Video
- Election Night in Pictures (thechicagoist.com)