Wednesday, November 05, 2008
CONGRATULATIONS TO PRESIDENT- ELECT BARACK OBAMA AND AMERICA - CAN YOU BELIEVE IT...
Congratulations to President- Barack Obama and America - can you believe it?
To an outsider and foreigner like myself President-elect Obama appears to be a highly intelligent, pragmatic and ambitious centrist with the ability and charisma to not only lead his people but to restrain any out of control idealogues within his own party. He may well be an unknown quantity and an untested politician in the wider sense. But he has the potential to be an inclusive messenger of hope with great leadership potential. His was a great acceptance speech.
What an admirable, elegant,and gracious concession speech from defeated republican presidential candidate, John McCain. I have gained some real respect for this politician and man in recent weeks. America was indeed fortunate to have two great candidates.
Perhaps John McCain realised even earlier in this campaign that he was part of something greater, something historical and that he was actually part of Barack Obama's destiny. Hopefully Barack Obama will not be cut short in the middle of his career like a notable predecessor, John F Kennedy. It is not only America that seeks leadership but the free world as well.
It is now extremely important for America itself that President Obama is allowed to realise his apparent destiny. As the first African American president of immigrant descent, American birth and education, he is talented, self made and charismatic.
Only the future will tell!