President-Elect Barack Obama's victory speech
Chicago (AP) — An estimated 125,000 people gathered on an unusually warm November night to greet President-elect Barack Obama at a delirious victory rally at Grant Park.
After an improbable journey that started for Obama 21 months ago and drew a record-shattering $700 million to his campaign account alone, Obama scored an Electoral College landslide that redrew America's political map.
His name etched in history as America's first black president-elect, Barack Obama turned Wednesday from the jubilation of victory to the sobering challenge of leading a nation worried about economic crisis, two unfinished wars and global uncertainty.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)