Who would want such responsiblity at such a time? He does. Who could ever face such challenges? He has to date. Who is capable of meeting them? He is. Who will be America’s next leader? On November 4th 2008 it must be Barack Obama. He has shown the way.
But as bad judgement would have it, in looking for a running mate you got “impalined” by lipstick.The Alaskan red on a pitbull look. A little too aggressive for Estee Lauder to sell I believe. John since you’ve been palinised, you now seem paralysed. Why in the name of Arizona John, would you choose a running mate like Sarah Palin, aka, Barracuda?
John McCain keeps saying, “I know how to deal with Bin Laden, I know how to”get” him. I’ve got the experience”. This is crazy stuff from McCain, and unfortunately Barack let this claim go unchallenged. Maybe he believes that most people can see through this McCain nonsense. Think about it. If McCain knows how to”get” Bin Laden as he puts it, why hasn’t he let his Commander in chief and good friend President Bush or anyone else into the secret. Bush and the American military top brass need to hear “McCain’s” strategy for nailing Osama Bin Laden. Somehow I think they’ll be waiting a long time.
The Invesco Field stadium, home of the Denver Broncos, a sporting arena more attuned to the frenzied roars of the home team fans, felt a new rhythm today, as long held and deep emotions bought tears of joy and hope and much excitement to many hearts, young and old, all motivated by different life experiences, but one shared dream.
If the American people ever wanted or needed further proof or confirmation of the judgement skills of Senator Barack Obama, it arrived impressively, on the twenty third day of August 2008, in Springfield Illinois. Perhaps within metres of where Abraham Lincoln stood. One thing we did learn during the campaign, is that whenever Obama is involved, substance is always supported with just the right balance of imagery. American voters have much to look forward to as his policy decisions unfold and bear fruit with the same sense of surety as his campaign.
It begs the question of American voters. Is is more important to be a loyal Republican, Democrat, or whatever else? Or is it a citizen’s duty to be a loyal American first, and vote for the person they actually believe is best qualified to deal with their country’s problems. In these troubled times, surely it is America’s good fortune in Obama, to have a candidate contesting this election, who given the opportunity and time, may prove to be – “The One”.
We as citizens of other countries (aka foreigners) would be out of our cotton pickin’ minds if we didn’t study or follow what was happening in the United States,the world’s superpower. In particular making an effort to learn something of it’s history,its people,its multiculture and its form of national government,warts and all.
The obstacle to which I refer is not Obama’s Republican opponent Senator John McCain.I am specifically referring to one of the most insidious elements in US society today. The mainstream American media. A corrosive, politically biased force with attitudes and an agenda capable of pervading and eroding the foundation principles of a democratic nation state.
The current catchcry from the Democrats and the disillusioned is “We need to take back our country”.Very noble, I’m sure. Sounds like something straight from the movie “Braveheart,” invoking images of raging Scots charging across the battlefield towards the English army and oblivion at Culloden in 1746, in a desperate final and failed fling, to rid themselves of an English King. Americans historically can identify with that goal.
American leaders need to appreciate that any attempt to impose their brand of democracy on others, unless invited is bound to fail. Democracy means different things to different people and is often in conflict with centuries old cultural and religious divides in many parts of the world. One size does not need to fit all, to achieve a more tolerant and peaceful world. Change always takes time, engagement, example, trust and understanding