The World Reacts

Even a Brit is moved:

The cynicism of Europeans (and yes, Brits, this means you!) is sad and underwhelming. Compare and contrast Obama's speech (and even Huckabee's) with any one of Clinton's (HRC), Blair's or Merkel's or Chirac's or Brown's or Cameron's. Try to spot the difference.

Lebanon's Daily Star:

The very moment [Obama] appears on the world's television screens, victorious and smiling, America's image and soft power would experience something like a Copernican revolution.

A German is skeptical:

The Iowa snow king has scant hope of reaching the White House. He's too young, too inexperienced, too vague, and for many Americans, too black.