Barack Hussein Obama has done it. After two, long years of campaigning he has triumphed to be the 44th President of the United States
What in the world hit this first term senator in the first place to make him fancy his chances as the Democratic Party candidate beats me. After all he was up against Democrat heavyweight Hillary Clinton - and her hubby Bill, too, if I may add!
But against all odds, Hillary the undisputed favourite, was pushed aside.
And the campaign against McCain was no walk in the park either. Everything was thrown at him to derail his march to the White House.
But his sincerity and seemingly willingness to sit down and listen to all parties - "rogue nation" Iran included - has endeared him to many foreigners, and Americans alike, it seems.
After the promises of change, expectation will be running high that a new era of a fairer America shall emerge. We wait and see. Only time will tell.