HIRAM7 REVIEW congratulates president-elect Barack Obama and vice president-elect Joe Biden on their historic victory at the end of this lengthy and arduous campaign. The election of the first African-American president is an occasion for American pride.
The 47-year-old Senator Barack Obama finished his nearly two-year run and shattered more than 200 years of history by winning election as the first African-American president of the United States of America, riding a message of change and reform that resonated with a country on the brink of recession and engaged in two wars.
After years of international disgrace, the new president of the United States opens a new chapter of the American Dream.
Whatever his achievements in the White House, Barack Obama has already achieved something remarkable in his path to it. Against all odds, he has restored lustre to American democracy, making it once again an inspiration to the world.
The greatest U.S. presidents – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt – were great precisely because they overcame huge challenges. Today’s circumstances mean Barack Obama has the chance to join their number.