I would like to congratulate the American people on electing Barack Obama to the office of President of the United States. President Elect Obama has proven to be a great election leader, but we must now prepare for him to be tested both domestically and internationally by friend and foe. Let America and the free world stand behind him.
I would also like to congratulate John McCain on his statesmanship in conceding defeat. He is and will continue to be a great leader for the American people.