Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Obama: We Are One Week from Change.

Obama is making his closing argument of the 2008 campaign for the White House. One only has to listen to him to realise why he is the force that the world needs to lead America at this moment in time.

This man is a genuine inspiration.

In one week, we can choose an economy that rewards work and creates new jobs and fuels prosperity from the bottom-up.

In one week, we can choose to invest in health care for our families, and education for our kids, and renewable energy for our future.

In one week, we can choose hope over fear, unity over division, the promise of change over the power of the status quo.

In one week, we can come together as one nation, and one people, and once more choose our better history.

That’s what’s at stake. That’s what we’re fighting for. And if in this last week, you will knock on some doors for me, and make some calls for me, and talk to your neighbors, and convince your friends; if you will stand with me, and fight with me, and give me your vote, then I promise you this – we will not just win Ohio, we will not just win this election, but together, we will change this country and we will change the world.

One week to go. One week until we can say goodbye to the thuggery and intellectual vacuousness of the Bush administration and welcome America back into the world family.

One of his supporters in this video states, "He's not just an American leader, he's a world leader." yet another states, "He's going to bring back what America used to be."

Many people have spoken of the rise of anti-Americanism across the globe during the past eight years, but I've always regarded it as anti-Republicanism. The world had no trouble with America during the Clinton years and the reaction which Obama received in Berlin and throughout Europe when he toured here recently shows that the same will happen again.

When Bush attempted to lead the world the problem was that no-one followed. And by engaging in torture and the holding of prisoners without trial he made a mockery of the notion that the US was the political system which all others should emulate.

Bill Clinton summed up the hope that America represents to the rest of the planet when he said in his speech to the Democratic Convention, "People the world over have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power."

That is what Obama will restore.

One week to go...


For those interested, the entire speech:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Republican Party is just a bunch of white racists. It is filled with a bunch of Angry White Guys (and Gals) who think the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act ruined America because it made it a lot harder for whites from Ireland, England, France, Germany, Italy, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. and made it a lot easier for the Chinese, Indians, Jamaicans, Mexicans, Egyptians, etc. to immigrate to the U.S. What these racists don't GET is that the 1965 Hart-Celler Immigration Act (Thank You Senator Ted Kennedy) greatly increased Diversity in the U.S. which has made OUR Nation stronger and a much more multicultural place to live. Before 1965 Whites of European descent made up 88% of the U.S. population. Now whites only make up 65% of the U.S. population and by 2042 they will only make up 49% of the population. By 2100 Whites of European descent will only make up about 30% of the U.S. population and also by the year 2100 only 3% of the World Population will be White. The 2008 Election is just a turning point in American History though. By the end of this century white Europeans will be out of power in the United States(FINALLY!) and then we can finally end WHITE PRIVILEDGE and can get REAL Affirmative Action, REAL Reparations, REAL Change, and begin to redistribute wealth and property back to those who deserve it. Unfortunately, these Changes won't take place until the White Kids in Strollers and Elementary School today are in their 60's and 70's. The World is Flat. The white racist Republicans just don't seem to get it!