America not so bad after all
The Strib reports that Barack Obama, the multiracial son of a Kansasite and Kenyan became the 44th president of america on a campaign built on hope.
What started as improbable two years ago ended in a commanding electoral victory over John McCain.
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dreams of our founders are alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer," Obama told a crowd of 125,000 weeping, flag waiving supporters in Chicago's Grant Park.
As the news came out that he was the winner impromptu street parties struck in cities throughout the nation.
The MnDaily reports that it was happening right on The U of M's campus aswell.