Historic election

History was made this week with the election of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States. He is the first African America elected to be the leader of our country. This election shows that any person can be elected president if they are willing to work hard enough and bring forward fresh ideas to the American electorate.

Record numbers of Americans took part this week in the political process, a process that is the envy of much of the rest of the world because we choose our leaders in a peaceful and orderly fashion.

At times it was a heated and bitter contest between Barack Obama and John Mccain. But now is the time for McCain supporters to move forward and support Obama's presidency. This country has many challenges ahead such as how to repair our ailing economy, what should be our next steps in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and; how do we as Americans become more energy independent.

These and many other issues face President Elect Obama and the country as a whole. As Obama said in his acceptance speech, America is not a collection of red states and blues states. We are the United States of America. Now is the time for everyone to put aside political differences and work together to fix our problems and make America even greater.

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David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager