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Obama Elected 44th President of the United States

President-elect Barack Obama and his VP, Joe Biden, wave to the crowds. President-elect Barack Obama and his VP, Joe Biden, wave to the crowds.

President Barack Obama. 

Americans and the rest of the world are getting used to the sound of that grappling with what Tuesday night's vote tells us about ourselves and looking ahead to how the Obama presidency might look. 

Barack Obama has not yet said when he'll move his operation from  Chicago to Washington. 

And the man who's been on the move for a year and a half took it easy Wednesday.
 
No more campaigning. 
 
Back home in Chicago, Barack Obama went to the gym.
 
Sticking with what he said last night.

"This is our moment. This is our time to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids," said Obama.

Time magazine Wednesday rushed out a special edition and the world buzzed about what Obama did.

A record number of votes cast.  Obama won 52%. 

And won at least six red states, including Virginia, Indiana, Colorado.
 
A stunning step forward for African americans. 
 
Congressman John Lewis beaten as a civil rights leader. 

Blown away Tuesday night.

"It was so unreal, it was so unbelievable. I thought about all of the people who had passed this way who suffered, who struggled, some who died on this road to gain the right to vote," said Congressman Lewis.

Republican Condoleezza Rice. 

Blown away Wednesday.

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