Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Merka shouts its answer
Every newspaper and discussion program has been talking about it 24/7 for weeks and this morning I am almost sick of the phrase 'an historical event' but America has yelled its answer.
I stayed up until I was sure, a couple of matchsticks propping open my eyes until the first declarations came in. The predicted landslide was coming to fruition and it wasn't long before McCain admitted defeat.
I am not a political creature but this election seemed to be calling out to the rest of the world. America was no longer prepared to be duped by shiny teeth and lies and maybe we are all ready for Mr Obama's 'change'.
Election promises have often been found to be lacking in the following years of term but if America's new head honcho gets off to such a resoundingly positive start then maybe the petty squabbling, scandals and back biting can be put to one side for the good of a nation that definitely needed a kick up the ass! I am just hoping that the one wearing the big boot can stretch across the Atlantic and give us a poke as well.
pee ess - Debi has highlighted a global message board at Avaaz, go HERE.