Obama wasn't elected because he is a black man. He was elected because he is a good man. Obama is our duly elected leader. As he has often emphasized, we are not red states nor blue states. We are the United States of America. We have become embroiled in seemingly insurmountable problems that threaten our political and economic welfare, a nation under stress, that a new beginning is necessary so that " this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. " We have a new President, and he is worthy of our respect and support.