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5 Nov, 2008 15:21

Obama’s rallying call for change

Hundreds of thousands filled Chicago's Grant Park awaiting President-elect Barack Obama to take the stage. The first African American President inspired the masses by calling for unity.

Obama addressed Americans calling for hope, he promised changes, and now he seemed to have earned their trust.

There could be a view that the rapid rise of the U.S. Senator is seen as a collective call for change from U.S. citizens troubled by two wars, a crippling economy, and a number of foreign policy issues.

“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,” Obama said after his win.

“The road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term, but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there,” he added.

Obama's vision has won the loyalty of Americans. Some say that, come January, the rhetoric will need to be translated into action.