The president-elect delivers his victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park before a throng of supporters Tuesday night after winning the 2008 campaign.
“It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.”
Praises McCain as a “selfless leader,” says he looks forward to working with him and Palin in the months ahead.
Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications estimates the crowd at 240,000.
PHOTOS: See a gallery of the event here.
Plus: Campaign email to supporters: “All of this happened because of you.” Read the whole message here.