Sunday, January 27, 2008

Obama's success a victory for equalty

Senator Barack Obama's huge win in this weekend's South Carolina Democrat primary, combined with his earlier showings (including his win in Iowa), are a remarkable turning point for America. That he prevailed - and by a whopping margin - below the Mason-Dixon line reveals that the First Principle of equality is prevailing like never before in American politics.

America has long been committed to the principle that all men are created equal, but the reality was often quite different. Today, Obama's campaign is giving added life to that promise. Regardless of the outcome of the Democrat primary or the general election, Americans can be proud to have reached this milestone.

Perhaps someday - sooner that most thought possible - the race and gender of a candidate will be irrelevant to the voters.

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