Congratulations USA!By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
“The American people have spoken and they spoke clearly.” - Senator John McCain
USA has once again heralded the triumph of democracy. Who would have thought that an African-American, who was muslim at birth can be the President of the most powerful country in the world? Nobody would have imagined 12 months back. Even till yesterday few could realize the completeness, the finality of his victory.
He was not elected because he was a democrat, he was not elected on the basis of his color of skin or race. I think he was elected simply because:
- People were not happy with the current Bush regime, so essentially the anti-incumbent feelings went for him
- People believed in his clarion call for change. America needs change and like many Americans, I too believe he can deliver it.
- The economy is in severe distress (to put it mildly). The current republican leadership not only could not prevent the economic downturn but also may been directly responsible for it. People perceived the incumbent democrat as the better person for the job.
- While Sarah Palin evoked fanatic support within a section of Republican followers, I have a feeling that many Republican’s were not too happy or enthusiastic about the potential Republican Vice President. Can you even imagine Sarah Palin as President of United States!? If you are not sure just listen how to he responded to Sarkozy prank by the Canadian pranksters.
America, you don’t need to be sorry anymore. I wish Obama success in making USA once again the most loved and cherished country in the world and in making the citizens happy above all. I agree with Obama, the victory is not his but that of America.
John McCain was a gracious loser. I have to say, hearing his speech in conceding defeat, that he too would have made a nice President though I am not so sure about Mrs. Palin.
I am apolitical and yet I was moved by Obama’s emails (automated, I know) and tried to contribute to his campaign. Unfortunately I don’t fit into his criteria - I am not a citizen nor a resident. However I found out that many of my close friends contributed to the maximum extent permissible, especially one close friend who calls himself a “bleeding heart republican”.
The greatest thing about Obama is that he makes us wanting to believe again, to believe in his mantra for change for betterment. He gives us hope. Make no mistake, Obama was not elected by the Blacks or Hispanics, he was elected by all which includes whites, blacks, browns, hispanics and everyone else and he was elected for all. This is truly a government by the people and for the people.
Democrats have also achieved majority in the Senate. Obama will enjoy unprecedented power in the Oval office to initiate changes. The ball is now in his court to make good on his promise for change. I am hopeful. Let USA shine again with all glory.