On Saturday, Barack Obama delivered the Democratic Radio Address -- his first as President-elect. He began by noting:
On Tuesday, Americans stood in lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen. It didn’t matter who they were or where they came from; what they looked like or what party they belonged to – they came out and cast their ballot because they believed that in this country, our destiny is not written for us, but by us. We should all take pride in the fact that we once again displayed for the world the power of our democracy, and reaffirmed the great American ideal that this is a nation where anything is possible.
In his address, President-elect Obama spoke about the importance of Americans coming together in service of a common purpose and the need to put partisanship aside to solve the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime.