Wednesday, 5 November 2008

A change is gonna come

I haven't had a chance to see President-Elect Obama's acceptance speech yet. But I understand from various sources that it was a pretty good speech - and a pretty emotional moment. "Change has to come to America", so says the first African American ever elected to the office of the President of the United States, America's 44th President.

Despite backing his Republican rival for the Presidency, I'm not overly disappointed that Obama has won (except for the money it would have made me had it gone the other way). I think McCain was the right candidate for the Republicans, though presumably the Republicans could have run a dynasty of Kennedy's against Obama and he would likely still have won. America has spoken its desire for change, and that change, as Sam Cooke would say, is gonna come. I'm hopeful for the future of America and the world under the stewardship of Obama.

So here's hoping that his "Bob the Builder" mantra - "YES WE CAN" - is something he can deliver on. But those questions are for tomorrow. Today he, America and, I guess, a large portion of the world, celebrate the shattering of racial barriers in the US and a new President.

I'll do more in the way of analysis later, but I'll leave you with Sam Cooke.


Jen 5 November 2008 at 13:08  

haha that's exactly what i was gonna title my blog entry today ;P

thanks for the up-to-date info and chat last night! bet you're ripped today! x

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