I think the Calgary Herald wrote it best this morning: (I'll be saving this copy)
Barack Obama, the son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the 44th president of the United Stateson Tuesday night, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African-American to claim the country's highest office.
(Here's my favorite part)
A nation that was founded by slave owners and seared by civil war and generations of racial strife delivered a smashing victory to the 47 year old rookie Democratic senator from Illinois.
(This is not only a great moment in American History but World History) It's a great day to be alive! Frank
....more comments, here's what a friend of mine just emailed me!
Pretty amazing night!
When I was a kid our family spent a lot of time camping in the southern U.S., this was around '67-'69. The racism was unbelievable, we actually saw a doctors office with one entry door marked "whites" and another one marked "coloreds". I remember my dad saying that "in our lifetime we'll see a black president". My wife and I went to Memphis a couple of years ago we visited the Lorraine Motel where MLK was shot. It was amazing to see Jesse Jackson last night, who stood beside MLK as he died.
Last night's speech was every bit as important as "I have a dream" speech.