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  • I just heard and am happy, i don't really care if he is purple, it's cool
  • I'm glad we as a nation have gotten past the issue of race, I just wish we could have done it without a socialist democrat!
  • Eh, he's a better choice than McCain, but he pales in comparison to Nader or Kucinich. Don't be surprised if he invades another country, and the market liberalisation that has caused the current crisis will no doubt continue.
  • I'm stoked! He's technically bi-racial though, and not the first bi-racial president. But he's the first of modern mass media era and the first to acknowledge his ancestry, which will hopefully have a positive impact on America. I think we need to be just as excited to have the FIRST black first lady and a brilliant one at that. Hopefully, this will spur on a more diverse government that more accurately reflects America's diversity.
  • I am privileged to be an active participant in American history. I am young, and it blows my mind to experience the evolution of the last several decades of American culture. I think this is an amazing moment, and most politics aside, I think I can safely say that America is a country that is, indeed, looking forward.
  • I think it's going to be one of those things in history that sure it's a "first" but, eh. Not that important. What I don't get is that if race REALLY doesn't matter, then why are we making such a big deal over Obama being prez?
  • I'm very happy
  • I am happy I get to witness this historical moment!
  • "We ARE and always WILL be... ...the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!" President-elect Barack Hussein Obama -
  • I think it's wonderful, now Barack can appoint me Sec. of Housing & Urban Development. BTW, who was the First bi-racial president?
  • Awesomness. I'm not nearly as eloquent when I've been drinking, it seems.
  • I think it's a step in the right direction. I'm glad he got elected. I really do think he was the better choice of the two candidates. Now, I'm curious to see what he does with it. =)
  • I'm am so PROUD to be a part of it. This was the first election that I got to vote in and now I get to tell my kids that the first time I voted I voted for BARACK OBAMA. I am so honored and proud to be a part of this and most of all I am proud to be an American today.
  • I would have hoped that, in this day and age, electing a black or a woman would be a non-issue. Apparently, we still have a long way to go. But this will help to drag the red states into the 21st century, kicking and screaming.
  • Who cares what color he is, which by the way is brown. But it does show that no matter what, anything is possible in this great country. It proves that you must work hard for what you want and never give up on your dreams. That maybe we all will stop thinking in terms of race and religion and just that we are all human beings first and foremost.
  • My vote for Obama had nothing to do with race. I simply thought he was the better candidate and identified more with his views. That being said, as a black-identified person of mixed race who remembers and experienced racial segregation, I cannot fail to be deeply moved by this historic time. This is something that I never thought I'd see in my lifetime. This may sound weird, but I have this feeling that we (America) have come of age in some way.
  • Wait, I thought Bill Clinton was the first black president ... ???
  • He doesn't look BLACK to me. He looks American.
  • I think its a great step forward and hope will help rid the states and rest of the world of racism. I saw on the news that some people had taken photos of parents/gradparents who had passed away with them when the voted, so they could share the experience. Brought a lump to my throat
  • So what's your point?
  • It was awesome I voted for him. I am now 2 for 2 on picking the winner. I'm glad he is black now no one can say america is not equal anymore.
  • It's definitely a step in the right direction. I'm very happy about it, I think it marks a huge milestone in American culture and history... but that doesn't mean we don't still have a long way to go. :)
  • Please forgive my directness. Black president, white president, green president, so what? I became colorblind a long time ago. I have many friends of all colors who also are colorblind. We've discussed the recent racism in the media at lunch and we don't like it. All of us grew up in the 50's and 60's and all of us saw Jim Crowe's ugly face from one side or the other. I was admonished by the man in the grocery store, “Don't be drinking from that one boy, it's for colored.” and he pointed at the sign over the water fountain. My brother and I could only find seats in the back of the bus. The bus driver actually stopped the bus, got up, walked back to us and said, “You boys don't sit in the back of the bus.” He made room for us in the front of the bus. The lady at the cafeteria asked me if I wanted green beans. I said, “Yes ma'am.” I was told within earshot of the woman that I didn't have to say ma'am, “she's colored”. I found it rude and embarrassing then and it's rude and embarrassing now. I see the rotting corpse of racism trying to come out of the grave and I actually feel anger. The color of ones skin is something over which none of us have any control and is therefore not a factor.
  • I don't consider him a black president. I find it funny that a lot of my friends that are black don't consider a few of my friends that are mulatto to be black but when a man who is not all black runs for president and wins he is called the first black president. Actually I could care less what his color is, I just want any president to do a good job! But what is it that consitutes a man of mixed races being deemed black or mixed or what? IF he were married to a white women would we still call him a black president? IF he was a little lighter skinned would we not call him a black president? What if his name was John Smith. would we call him a black president?
  • It's very exciting. I hope he turns out to be a good one.
  • I am about to pee myself with joy.
  • I'M from the UK. I admit i dont know too much about politics, but President Elect Obama has always to me stood up for what he believes in even through great adversity. I find him to be a very family orientated man, and i was drawn to him from the start to the point that if i could have, i would have voted for him. America stands on the verge of great change and it's for the good i firmly believe. It matters not one jot what the colour of your skin is IT'S whats in your heart that counts. Seeing past the colour and hearing the words is the first step. And the first step has been taken.
  • hi, sara, babieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ... WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO ... i'm all for it ... he's going to root out a lot of the special interest corruption in the white house and give all americans the much needed positive change ... we've all lost lots of money and jobs in the economy and i believe he's going to fix the economy ... unfortunately, it usually takes longer to fix a mess than to make one ... i think he will fix the economy faster than most presidents ... after all, he's a harvard grad and very intellectual ... LoLz ... ^_^
  • Personaly I think he's going to send America to hell in a handbasket but I don't see what being black has anything to do with his presidency. Don't get me wrong McCain ain't much better
  • Then again it's just as accurate to say he is the 44th white president yo...
  • Senator Barack Obama was duly elected as the President of the US on November 4, 2008. He'll be sworn into office in January of 2009. The thing that I find funny is that it's being hailed as a historic triumph by US media sources — the first black president in the history of the United States — and Barack Obama isn't black. I'll explain what I mean. Mulatto is an Ugly Word Until the 1930s in the US, mulatto was the word commonly used to describe a person with one white parent and one black parent. Back then, Obama would have been called a mulatto. One of the reasons the word is offensive is that prior to the abolition of slavery, mulattos inherited slave status if their mothers were slaves. Slavery is offensive. Based on literary research, the term was never accurate to begin with since it also referred to other mixed ethnicities. Today, the terms "biracial" and "multiracial" are friendlier and more accurate. Obama is biracial. Half and half does not equal a whole of one or the other. It's ridiculous to call Barack Obama black (or Negro) when he's only half black,
  • I think this is a major step in the right direction. Not so much because of ethnicity, but because someone who is well-qualified, regardles of their race should be able to become president. His backround is quite impressive, Princeton graduate and then 1st in his Harvard law class. I am elated that someone with his qualifications and sense of change for the better has entered this position.
  • Research shows at least five U.S. presidents had black ancestors and Thomas Jefferson, the nation's third president, was considered the first black president, according to historian Leroy Vaughn, author of Black People and Their Place in World History. See: http://www.diversityinc.com/public/1461.cfm Who were the others? Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. But why was this unknown? How were they elected president? All five of these presidents never acknowledged they black ancestry.
  • Because he was elected by the American people, I am happy he is our President. My choice for the first black President would have been Alan Keyes. I did not vote for Barack Obama, but would have voted for Alan Keyes.
  • it has nothing to do with color, i did not vote for obama, but i would vote for a black christian conservative, man.
  • My thoughts are the color of his skin does not mater! Being half white and half black does not make him more intelligent! It also does not give him experience!
  • I have no problem with his color. I do have a problem with his socialistic ideas. I also think that he doesn't have even the slightest idea what he is doing. His first few weeks are already turning into a royal disaster and he is putting our country so far in debt, to our enemies that we may never get it turned around. He has to tell Nancy Pelosi to take a hike and get a grip, or he is fast on his way to being the worst president ever. Some are already saying that he is the worst president ever, right now as they become poorer and poorer with each passing week.
  • I don't care, just do a good job.
  • his color really doesn't matter come on now... its about if he is right to run our country... so far he's im pleased with some things except,, i just i dont think he should have diane finestine bitch up there though lol
  • Well I really don't see color, I like Barack Obama, he better do his job, thats all.
  • Black, white, yellow, purple, I don't care. If he can do the job, then he is alright in my book.
  • I think Obama's election is a milestone for this country. Once again, America proves to be the land where anything is possible. I think it is an inspiration to all races.
  • I don't have thoughts about him being a black President. I only have thoughts that he will do socialism in America. By the time people recognize what damage he has done it will be too late.
  • Color shouldn't matter. The real question is how will he do as president.
  • I think it is great that this country actually elected a black man, however, I am afraid that they elected him only because he was black. This could be extremely dangerous, we'll see.+3
  • Don't care that he is black. I vote issues. I don't agree with Obama on issues.
  • Im just sick of all the references to him being black! If all you can focus on is the amazement that there is a black president and not a young, progressive, intellectual president.....has america really come all that far?
  • He is 50% white, 50% black. I support him all the way.
  • electing the first black president is like getting nothin but net. . it's WAY cooler if you don't talk about it.
  • its cool i guess, its just a color, hes still human and he still wont fix much
  • He's black? I never noticed. I guess I was too focused on the issues.
  • I am a strong support of Obama and glad her won the election. Hes a fine person!
  • Who cares his spending package is bankrupting us were going to dive into depression. Black Market Cig.s & Alcohol will be returning. This song sums it up
  • how young and unwise!!its color for u??Heaven help us all...no different than the first Catholic President for me ,it made history and he did fine..Obama has a very Questionable background!!!.even he himself is not sure of!!.it all still remains to be seen ......there are lots more America needs to be worrying about....and he is not black..he is both white and black ...but i think his "african culture" got him in...not merits...and so far...he is definitely not Commander in Cheif material....this generation lacks lots of integrity.....we're gonna evolve alright!!just maybe not freely and no longer safe in our own backyards....GROW UP!!!!
  • (Chuckle) Nobody will be able to say anything negative about anything he does because it will be racist. He could even choose me -- a tax cheat -- to head up the Treasury and IRS and nobody can so "boo".
  • Hmmm... He promised 'change', but his money guy, Tim Geitner, cheated on his taxes. So just how is that kind of 'change' a good thing?
  • i do not like to talk about polotics
  • anyone who was happy that Barack "anti-america" Obama won will change there mind before the years over with. I say impeach him now!
  • i think that you may be a fool if you think that anything has changed. the machine is still in tack and always will be. The only reason that "change" is allowed to happen is to happen is to appease the masses. HELLO
  • He is our first biracial president.
  • I don't care; I am blind to race.
  • I am comforted that an african american male or female CAN rise to the office of president. I do however, think that we have be overzealous in hoping to achieve this as the electorate AND that fact that no other ideal candidate existed as an alternative, I think we have voted in a president that is engaging in some anti-capitalist romping that really scares me. Wealth, in geberal is evaporating in this country. In time, we all will understand that we do need a wealthy class to prime the pumps of employment because the wealthy class EMPLOYS people. Government jobs are such a minority number of jobs in the total employment market. These current attacks on the weathly class through taxation and the taxationon us all to increase soacial programs and government dependency will be out undoing. Again, I am so proud that minirities can become presidents, I was just holding out for a fiscally responsible minority to be come president. I hope that this opportunity does not go down in history as a Jimmy Carter-esque presidency. A president that was weak internationally and unschooled in matters of global finance. A lot is at stake in the name of "Horray, we have a black president." I could stand a president with a slower pace with such decisions on the table. Qe are launching 39 hail mary football plays at once nearly everyday..and the media is intoxicatd like he can do no wrong. This cult of personality is dangerous, becuase it is my belief, as president, you are going to have many opportuities to mess up BIG..and no one bats 1000 average. He is making misteps..and the media can only applaude. Why do does "the state" own car companies, banks and insurance companies? Unprecedented. By definition, these are fascists trends. Governemtn ownership/takeover of private business. Unprecedented. But again, I am truly thanksful that we have risen in America to elect minorities to the highest office of the land.
  • So what,it's not about color.
  • He is a radical racist.
  • To be frank, for me personally, the color of a persons skin has absolutely nothing to do with anything. It's the character, honesty, and qualifications that a person has that does it for me.
  • First bi racial president! I am black. I have a black mom and was told my bitch ass father was black.
  • Sorry, but the president is half and half. Half white, half black.
  • Simply, why are you so happy he won? He is a horrible person. All he cares about is to deceive us in the end. This has nothing to do with politics, race, or religion! -which are the only reasons you would've voted for him in the first place. I know you will put in the comments that I'm being racist, but saying I am is more racist itself. The decisions he has made are terrifying. All of our money went to things we are against and it is more than any president has ever spent combined! We could've payed of the depths we fall into dept, but yet.. those who didn't even read it signed it. How did these sins come into power?! And at any expense, he is a "wrong reason." I don't even feel I must explain how so many things are wrong with this world. Think twice before talking to me. Study, read, look past the media, open your heart before you decide to cut me down; please find the truth. For the peace and love in this world must be eternal and equal -Silverlight
  • I don't judge by color of skin, but rather the person in that skin.
  • I don't care if the president is black, white, pink, purple, or blue. I care about action when we have a president who end the police harassing americans, make health care avalible to all, and creates peace all over the world that will be somthing to cheer about. celibrating the fact we have a black president ids retarted because your pasing judement based on race (being racist).

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