Thank you, America. I am so proud of you.
In one dramatic night, you have restored much of the prestige and power of the Presidency. You have showed that any child in the United States can look at the White House and dream about being President.
You have shown the world that we are not all Cowboys. You have shown that we value intelligence. You have done more to restore our standing in the world with this one choice than a thousand victories achieved through force of arms could have done.
You have moved beyond the prejudice of our past. You have demonstrated that the American Dream is still something more than a cliche.
You have elected Barack Obama.