International Herald Tribune: On Tuesday, America Leaped.

Even during the darkest hours of his presidential campaign, Barack Obama held on to his improbable, unshakable conviction that America was ready to step across the color line.

On Tuesday, America leaped.

Millions of voters – white and black, Hispanic and Asian, biracial and multiracial – put their faith and the future of their country into the hands of a 47-year-old son of a black father and a white mother, a man who made history both because of his race and in spite of it.

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