Wednesday, November 05, 2008
"If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible... who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer." - Barack Obama.
President Obama, sir! I for one do not doubt any more that America is a place where all things are possible.
Americans deserve the heartiest of congratulations for not only electing an African-American, but a man whose surname is one syllable away from America's Public Enemy Number One and who shares his middle name with the country's Public Enemy Number Two.
Somehow, Obama seems to have caught the popular imagination, because everyone I spoke to today - my wife, my father, an equity analyst - everyone seemed to be happy that Obama won.
Is this because people are happy that Obama the Underdog won?
Is this because Obama has the kind of charisma that transcends borders?
Or is it because people at large have sensed that Obama is the man who can undo some of the problems the U.S. and the world at large finds itself in today?
But seriously, I think its a combination of the factors you mentioned. People were tired of all the trouble the Bush administration has brought about. Obama promised 'Change' and has the personal charisma and sincerity to make one believe in him. I just hope he can live up to the expectations and the hype.