Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama 44th President of US

Obama's first tryst with power came in 1996 when the low-paid community organiser on Chicago's south side was elected to the state Senate of Illinois.Obama became a media savvy the most eminent figures in Washington, with his two best-selling books to his name - 'The Audacity of Hope' and 'Dreams From My Father' and for the Democrats, who were out to wrest the Presidency from the Republicans after eight years, Obama's nomination was contentious political move.Clinton congratulated Obama on his victory, and offered her condolences on the loss of his grandmother.Obama thanked the New York senator for all she did to help him win the election, and said he looks forward to speaking with both her and former President Bill Clinton soon.

Obama will be sworn in as the 44th US President on 20th January next year, replacing Republican incumbent George W Bush at the end of his eight-year rule and marking a new milestone in American history 45 years after the peak of civil rights movement of Martin Luther King.Barack Obama while making his first public speech as the new US
President elect in his hometown Chicago said that 'Change has come to America'.Adding to that he also said that the dream of our founder has come alive and I will always be honest with the challenges we face.

US President George W Bush telephoned his apparent successor, Democrat Barack Obama, to congratulate him on his "awesome night," according to White House spokeswoman Dana Perino."Mr President-elect, congratulations to you. What an awesome night for you, your family and your supporters. Laura and I called to congratulate you and your good bride," she quoted Bush as telling Obama."I promise to make this a smooth transition. You are about to go on one of the great journeys of life. Congratulations and go enjoy yourself," Bush told Obama late last night, she said.The President also invited Obama and his family "to visit the White House soon, at their convenience," Perino said.Bush was also to reach out to Obama's defeated rival, Republican John McCain, who conceded the fight shortly after 11:00 pm (0930 IST).

Hillary congratulates Obama, one time rival of Barack Obama, congratulated her fellow Democrat on his election as the President of the United States.

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