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Celebrities sound off about Obama victory



Since most big-ticket celebrities were outspoken Barack Obama supporters, what did they have to say about the president-elect's historic win? Let's find out:

"I'm vibrating. ... This has been the greatest experience of my lifetime. I haven't seen a sense of unity like this since 9/11. Now, we're all brought together in the name of hope." -- Oprah Winfrey, celebrating at Grant Park in Chicago.

"I congratulate President-elect Obama on his historic victory, and now it's time to begin unifying the country so we can take on the extraordinary challenges that this generation faces." -- George Clooney, in a statement.

"This is a historical evening! ... We are lucky to be sharing it with each other!" -- Madonna, stopping her San Diego concert for the announcement before singing Express Yourself.

"I couldn't be more proud of my country right now and proud of being an American ... I feel overwhelmed and I feel a tremendous weight has been lifted from my shoulders." -- Leonardo DiCaprio, from Rome.

"I've always maintained a strong faith in the power of Obama's positive campaign and am so proud of every citizen who took a stand, participated in the political process and insisted their voices be heard." -- Scarlett Johansson, in a statement.

"HI MOM, OBAMA WON!" -- Kanye West, on a blog post addressing his late mother, Donda.

"Who among us is not at a loss for words? Tears pour out. Tears of joy. Tears of relief. A stunning, whopping landslide of hope in a time of deep despair." -- Michael Moore, on his Web site.

"I will jump in that line and support our president because that is what as an American I believe we should do." -- The View's resident conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck, proving anything is possible.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:08am]


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