Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Yes, Obama is now the first black President – lets just hope he does a good job.

Barack Obama has finally, after years of fundraising and campaigning become the 44th President of the United States offering Change, Change, Change, Hope, Change and more Change. Regardless of your American partisan feeling, let us hope that after 4 or 8 years in office, history will judge Obama on his successes and failures in office, not on his skin colour. It can not be doubted that whoever is the President of America is, the role carries influence affecting every nation in the world. For the sake of the world I hope Obama is a success even though I admit I would have given my vote to McCain. Who cares if he is black, the world wants a President who can lead the largest economy in the world out of recession and back into economic confidence. Bringing America out of recession with an unprecedented budget deficit would be an achievement worthy of praise. If he fails to deal effectively with the economy, he will be judged as a failure and rightly so. America expects alot, and if they don’t get alot, then Obama could very well be joining the somewhat embarrassing club of single term Presidents such as Democrat Jimmy Carter.


Witterings From Witney said...

Alternative viewpoint:


Jens Winton said...

Don't underestimate the power of his organisational skills over the course of the campaign and the stamina he had to draw upon at the same time. Don't forget the H. Ross Perot-like infomercial done as a result of the huge fundraising done. I feel optimistic that if Obama can run America like his campaign to be president, then better days lie ahead.

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