Congratulations to Senator Barack Obama of Illinois on being elected as the 44th President of the United States of America. Since January of 2007, when Senator Obama first announced his candidacy and accepted his first major endorsement from Governor Tim Kaine of Virginia, through Election Day, Choice Photography was there, often with exclusive, behind the scenes access.
The President-Elect emerged triumphant on November 4, 2008, surviving what many have described as the longest and most arduous campaign in American political history. Running with a consistent message of hope and change, Mr. Obama organized thousands of volunteers, spoke to hundreds of thousands at rallies across the country, in big cities and small, and raised unprecedented sums of money to share his vision for America.
There are many challenges ahead for the new President when he officially takes office on January 20, 2009, most notably how to get a crippled economy back on track. In the face of the catastrophic collapse of the housing mortgage markets, failures of financial institutions, a U.S. auto industry in crisis, uncertainty on Wall Street and international markets, Mr. Obama and his administration will have to begin working immediately to restore business, consumer and international confidence in our nation’s economy that will stabilize both Wall Street and Main Street by stimulating investment and creating new jobs; a daunting task indeed.
For now though, let’s take the time to salute the next President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. We wish him well.