Saturday, 8 November 2008

Welcome to the 21st Century! We've been waiting for you.

Thoughts on the now-history US Presidential elections.

"What made him (McCain) think that he would win...
...with Sarah Palin on the ticket? She looked like the other side of Hilary...until she opened her mouth."

I told my sis that had her question stop at the word 'win', the response would have been quite different.

Hardly any vocalized support from the icons of the civil rights era (read: Jesse Jackson et al.)"

I'm thinking that had Obama strongly aligned himself with them, it might've appeared to be a continuation of those past efforts at the presidency. In addition, the journey would be burdened by racial under and overtones. They paved the way and he extended it to a road less traveled - make that, never traveled.

Of the two candidates, Obama seemed to be better able to bring the USA in line with the psyche of the rest of the world - at least with other progressive countries. His being the first African-American to be elected President of the USA adds weight and credibility to the baton. The USA, always so great, and yet, the fly in the soup - a certain backwardness, if you will - even in this here 21st C.

"So many people gathered at Grant Park in Chicago. They wanted to share that piece of history. The realization of Martin Luther King Jr's dream."

People saw the opportunity to play a part in the realization of the dream.

And so I say to the US of A: "Welcome to the 21st Century! We've been waiting for you!"


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