Friday, November 14, 2008

Barack Hussain Obama

Why should the ascendance of a middle-aged charismatic African-American in a far away country half a world away to the presidency, make any difference to a person of my profile i.e. Asian male in his late thirties, located in a tier-2 city in Western India, middle class, with some global exposure but otherwise unaffected by the US and its activities.

But it did affect me. I was shaken and stirred. Tears welled-up. Obama represents the great hope that in a sense all of us have and expect of our rulers. He seems an essentially decent guy with balance in his step and a nature of reaching out to others. Perhaps no more will we hear the ‘axis of evil’ speeches or the world divided into the righteous and the evil; or ‘us’ and ‘them’. Perhaps there will be after all a reconciliatory atmosphere.

And now here’s the cynical me, rearing my head again. I hope he doesn’t turn out to be just another politician……………

Acceptance speech 4-Nov-2008

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Speech at the Democratic National Convention

Iowa Caucus Victory speech

The Story of Barack Obama's Mother,8599,1729524,00.html

1 comment:

Lucifer said...

Not only we love barack hussain obama but most of the people of the world who are not even americans also love Obama.

Because obama is a nice and enthastic person.