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Three Positive Aspects of Obama’s Victory:

[Ilya Somin, November 5, 2008 at 12:00am]

 For a variety of reasons, I oppose most of Barack Obama's policy agenda and therefore do not welcome his victory. At this moment, however, I think it appropriate to note what I see as three important positives that will result from his triumph.

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Yes we can – Barack Obama

Yes We Can!

Before his Election Night speech last night, Barack sent out this message to suppporters:

I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign — every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign. We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing…

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,


"I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to – it belongs to you." – Barack Obama, Election Night 2008



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