<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/11/obamas-restrain.html">Ben Chu: Obama's restraint in victory</a>

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What struck me about Barack Obama's victory speech last night, more than anything he said, was his expression after he'd finished. Instead of beaming a broad smile, as the winners in these races are wont (and indeed entitled) to do, his expression was serious, even sombre.