In Europe, Mr Obama has been close to the heart of the people. Last night, I learnt of an association of Obama supporters in my small eastern German city of Halle. I went to join them late in the evening to watch the early results on CNN. There seems to be a promise to be an improvement in relations across the Atlantic.
I am happy for Barack Obama, and I am happy for America. This is probably the greatest thing that has happened to America in recent history.