Praise for Sen. Obama isn't limited to the States. People across the world are responding to Obama's message.
From the Belfast Telegraph:
As Obama began talking, it was clear there was something different about him. He spoke simply but lyrically about how unlikely it struck him, as the son of a Kenyan goat herd, to find himself on that stage, and of how his father came as a student to "this magical place America, which stood as a beacon of freedom and opportunity to so many who had come before". He talked of his mother being the daughter of a farm hand in Kansas during the depression, who later enlisted into General Patton's army the day after Pearl Harbour.
In a single adroit paragraph, this ridiculously good looking young black man touched lightly on the two great traumas to afflict America in the 20th century; gently informed his audience that he brought a certain literality to the nomenclature African-American, and imbued that increasingly tired and risible term "the American Dream" with freshness and sincerity.
All this in a few words, with elegance and dignity, but without any of the schmaltz that generally transforms such rhetoric into a chemical-free emetic. Good grief, I remember thinking as he related how his parents gave him "an African name, Barack, or 'blessed', believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success", he means every word of it. This one could be the one.