Larry Flynt Comments on Obama Victory

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Hustler founder and publisher Larry Flynt issued a statement to the press today about Barack Obama's victory in the Presidential election.

A tireless First Amendment crusader and a fierce critic of the Bush Administration, Flynt no doubt speaks for many in the adult industry in his election commentary.

"President-Elect Barack Obama’s authoritative win in yesterday’s historic election proves, if nothing else, that optimism in the United States is not dead," Flynt wrote. "It was only tamped underfoot, squeezed hard beneath the weight of eight years of divisive national crisis and the steady erosion of the guarantees that made this imperfect Union an exemplar for the world.

"His work begins now in earnest. And what work it is! The restoration of our national luster will take more than hope, more than a contagious zeal for change. Real transformation requires achieving the nearly impossible: snapping the bonds of hate and the polarization it fosters.

"This overwhelming victory for the Democratic Party represents an utter rejection of the toxic and failed policies of the Bush Administration, leaving us with a glimmer of hope for the restoration and preservation of our most precious rights.

"The American people demanded this change. And we will all be watching closely as the President-Elect takes these first steps into what could be the sunlight of a new American dawn.”

Flynt is the subject of the recently released documentary Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone. For more information on Hustler, visit