The election ended almost a week ago, and by a commanding lead of 365 to 162 electoral votes (Missouri is still too close to call, but not essential), Barack Obama is now the President-elect of the United States. He will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009.
Well on his way to the White House, President-elect Obama has launched the most transparent transition in our country’s history. I hope he continues the trend and leads the world’s first transparent presidency.
I must admit that it is really nice to see some positive remarks about our choice in President from our friends in other countries. With that said, I’d like to remind everyone here in the United States that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States for at least the next four years. No matter who you voted for, change will come to America. Let’s see what happens next.
If you have not yet seen Barack Obama’s presidential acceptance speech, I strongly recommend that you set aside a few minutes to do so.