The world is obsessed with Obama!
But, my contention and strong belief is that there will not be any change in the policies of US.
Obama will not and could not change anything. He will never deliver anything.
I can say from the top of the roof that Obama and McCain are not poles apart. Selecting one among them is just like choosing one of the two colas: Pepsi or Coke?
And both the colas are injurious to health. Both are not health drinks. They could be used to clean toilets.
But, one cannot deny the fact that Obama is a great orator. He mesmerises you with his choice of words, script and voice modulation.
I heard his victory speech. He was simply exceptional. Excerpts from his speech:
This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that’s on my mind tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She’s a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election except for one thing - Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.
She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn’t vote for two reasons - because she was a woman and because of the colour of her skin.
And tonight, I think about all that she’s seen throughout her century in America - the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can’t, and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes, we can.
At a time when women’s voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes, we can.
When there was despair in the dust bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs and a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.
When the bombs fell on our harbour and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes, we can.
She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma, and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that “we shall overcome”. Yes, we can…
Note : Another important point to be noted in the Obama case is that he SPENT more money than his competitor. He spent the 570 million dollars! Mind boggling figure!
This is the evil of democracy. If you want to win you should spend more.
To read the full text of his speech, click here.
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