The US never ceases to amaze

Barack Obama's victory has again proved that the US is the trendsetter in democracy.

Barack Obama's victory has again proved that the US is the trendsetter in democracy.

Americans never cease to amaze. First they elect the dumbest president in the world in George Bush and on Tuesday they make history by choosing an African-American.

The most important lesson is that their choice was based on policies and the change Obama can bring to people's lives rather than sentiment and racial prejudice.

The US has set the standard and it is up to us South Africans to embrace it - or not.

Congratulations to Obama.

Gaddafi Mokoteli and Daddy Molutsi, Johannesburg

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