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Can Obama save the US?
    2008-11-06 09:09:33     CRIENGLISH.com

  Barack Obama has made his name in history. People in the United States are crazy about him, holding a belief that he could save them from the current economic crisis. Could Obama save the country and the people as he has promised? Some have firm belief in that, while others reserve doubts. Here is our reporter shanshan bringing the story from Chicago.


The Grant Park in downtown Chicago saw a wild jubilation of some 125,000 people, celebrating Barack Obama's victory at the election to be America's 44th president.

60-year-old Derek Deloid has been a volunteer for the Obama campaign as soon as he announced that he was going to run for the president early last year. She says Obama smashed through racial barriers, that's a great step forward that she didn't expect to happen in her lifetime.

"I felt it would come one day, but I didn't think it would come in my lifetime. It has been awesome, unbelievable, I'm lost for words. This is really fantastic, especially for me as an African American. "

Obama is the first Democrat to receive more than 50 percent of the popular vote since Jimmy Carter in 1976 and people pin high hope on him. After the wild celebration, the American people have to go back to face the reality of economic crisis, two unfinished wars and global uncertainty. Will Obama lets its people down? Rebecca Van says:

"That's the problem in my mind. That's the thing I'm really drawn in that he's all talking no action. I guess I'm a little worried."

But Mattew Gillian doesn't seem to be worried.

"I think it's more than just a good speaker that we're voting for. I thing he will do more good to the country than McCain does."

As Obama said in the speech at the victory rally in Chicago, "The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep" . It's for sure that Barack Obama is up to great challenges in the future.

SS, CRI news, Chicago.



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