And the Winner Is...
Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America on Tuesday night. This truly was an epic moment in the U.S.'s history because this is the first time ever that a person of color has been elected the President.
According to the New York Times article, Obama received 364 Electoral votes, which surpasses the 270 he needed to win the election. John McCain, the Republican nominee, received only 162. This may seem like a blow out victory, but the New York Times interviewed John C. Fortier, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, who said that the margin of victory was a normal one.
"We got a little bit used to these close elections. Until 2005, we were legitimately talking about a 50-50 nation, where everything was close,â€? Fortier said.
The Mauritius Times article was about how Obama's presidency is such a historical mark for our nation. The article went on to do a background summary of what African Americans have had to go through and how much diversity has grown in today's world.
The New York Times article took the angle of Obama's victory over McCain was the biggest one that this country has seen in a while in the Presidential race. They got a lot of quotes from different people giving their perspectives on the margin of victory in the race. They also had some good statistics to back up their points.
Overall, both articles took interesting angles on the Obama victory. Both brought interesting information to the table and were enjoyably to read.