1. Yes He Can.
2. Yes We Did.
BBC North America editor Justin Webb: On every level America will be changed by this result - its impact will be so profound that the nation will never be the same. In a sense, the policy changes could be the least of it. It's the way the nation sees itself that will change. And the way outsiders see America. To think some ignorant folk think US elections are all about balloons and nonsense. To think some ignorant folk think America is not capable of change.
BBC editor Judy Sheerin: Many years from now, political science students will still be debating how a black guy from a broken home beat a war hero and ex-beauty queen to the US presidency. How did a freshman senator with such a flimsy resume out-hustle two of the most formidable machines in American politics: the Clintons and the conservative right? Bill Clinton's scathing dismissal of the Obama story as a "fairytale" during the primaries has turned out to be ironically prescient.
3. Yes They Did:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Martha Simel
> Sent: 11/05/2008 04:02 PM ZE3
> To: IFC Africa
> Cc: Williette Parker; Geoffrey Willing
> Subject: IFC Nairobi Office, Kenya - Closed on Thursday November 6, 2008
> Dear colleagues
> Please be informed that Thursday November 6, 2008, has officially been
> declared a public holiday in Kenya, in recognition of the election of
> Barrack Obama as the 44th President-Elect of the United States of America.
> The Nairobi Office will therefore remain closed tomorrow to re-open for
> business on Friday November 7, 2008.
> Best regards,
> Martha Simel
> Country Office Administrator
> CBA BUILDING, MARA/RAGATI ROAD
> P.O. BOX 30577-00100
> NAIROBI, KENYA