I just noticed how much I longed for seeing this picture… Especially after an eight-year-long nightmare that ruined the entire world.
clipped from www.nytimes.com

Barack Hussein Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States on Tuesday, sweeping away the last racial barrier in American politics with ease as the country chose him as its first black chief executive.
Mr. Obama’s election amounted to a national catharsis — a repudiation of a historically unpopular Republican president and his economic and foreign policies, and an embrace of Mr. Obama’s call for a change in the direction and the tone of the country. But it was just as much a strikingly symbolic moment in the evolution of the nation’s fraught racial history, a breakthrough that would have seemed unthinkable just two years ago.
The U.S. presidential elections 2008 has already been a milestone in world history, with Barack Obama‘s exciting win. While I’m writing this post (about 10:30 PM EST) it has become clear that the democrat senator easily gets all the electoral votes he needs to become the first African-American president of the United States. Congratulations go to my American friends for now; comments and analysis will come later.

Tagline – added at 00:01 AM:

“Remember, remember / The 5th of November!”
clipped from www.reuters.com

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Barack Obama moved to the brink of becoming the first black U.S. president on Tuesday with a breakthrough win in Ohio, leaving Republican John McCain fighting for his political life.
Obama captured Ohio, the state that narrowly gave Republican President George W. Bush the presidency in 2004, and dashed McCain’s hopes in Pennsylvania as McCain’s path to victory in the presidential race began to disappear.
“At this point we need a miracle,” a McCain aide was quoted as saying on the CBS News web site.
A win by Obama, 47, son of a black father from Kenya and white mother from Kansas, would mark a milestone in U.S. history 45 years after the height of the civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King.
If everything goes “normal”, we’ll be hearing about Obama’s clear win around midnight. But the democrat voters look strangely worried – possibly because their memory recall for the last two elections that were hijacked at the last minute. My guess is at least a 6 points lead for Obama; some people I trust in the media began talking about a 56-40 at percentages. We have just a few hours left, so, let’s wait and see.

Update 11:50 PM EST: Yes, that’s it! With almost 350 electoral votes, this IS a landslide victory!
clipped from www.huffingtonpost.com

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. — Democrat Barack Obama came up a big winner in the presidential race in Dixville Notch, N.H., where the nation’s first Election Day votes were cast and counted early Tuesday.

Obama defeated John McCain 15-6. Independent Ralph Nader was also on the ballot, but received no votes.
The first voter, following tradition established in 1948, was picked ahead of the midnight voting and the rest of the town’s 21 registered voters followed suit in Tuesday’s first minutes.
Town Clerk Rick Erwin says the northern New Hampshire town is proud of its tradition, but says the most important thing is that the turnout represents a 100 percent vote.
President Bush won the vote in Dixville Notch in 2004 on the way to his re-election.