"I have a dream : an African American became the US president
EVen one day before the elections you could see on the charity auction on eBay of a unique special U.S. presidential election dolls that not many people were bidding on Mc Cain´s doll..the highest bid was at 2.000 $ and the OBama´s doll was already at almost 8.000 $ and Sara Balin´s highest bid was even over the Obama´s one. You may think this is stupid but people manifest their views and ideas even when they buy on the internet.
What is clear is that Barack Hussein Obama II´s election on the 5th 11 2008 has been a big step ahead in history from the beginning of black slavery.
If someone would have told me 5 years ago that a black African American was going to become the president of U.S.A. I would have not believed it,would you¿
Obama won the hearts of many black, immigrants from different countries/races who did not feel had a voice in America and did not bother to vote in the past. A group of minorites that became a majority giving him the victory. It has been said that OBama may not be as experienced as Mc Mcain, this may be true but Obama has had a difficult life fighting since he was a kid and can really understand the most common issues of the working class who are the vast majority (being abandoned by his father and he diying of alcohol and drugs problems). MC Cain also had a hard life as a soldier and prisioner in the Vietnam´s war but being 72 years himself,belonging to a different generation, he could not give America the fresh and modern view Obama can. America did not want a soldier talking about defending his country.
There are many concerns about OBama´s policy on taxation for American companies and that all U.s. companies established in Ireland may move back to U.S.A, I think that these views maybe a bit precipitated and we have to give him time, time for the change that is much needed in the US politics. In case this happens, Ireland may be able to live more on his own economy or even support more the EU decissions that have not been supported in the past such as the Lisbon treaty maybe due to the U.S. support.
I only hope that Obama does not end like many other inspirational icons suchs as Kennedy or MArtin Luther King.
America has spoken, the world is multiracial and there is no room for voters like the old creepy man I saw in Euronews before the elections who said that did not vote for Obama because he did not like niggers..of course he was in favour of Mc Cain..