2008-07-25

This is a good thing

Obama in Berlin.



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This is an example of what the world can still feel about America. It's not really about Obama at all, but about what people hope for.

It's not that "the world" support the Democrats, it's that this particular candidate seems to embody what is good about America. After the dark years of Bush, an Obama presidency has the potential to heal many deep wounds.

Unless, of course, he completely stuffs it all up. Which is entirely possible.

3 comments:

BLBeamer said...

I can't possibly know what the people in Berlin think it's about, but I get the impression that for Obama, it really is all about Obama.

Obamamaniacs who may read this: don't mistake my comment for a McCain endorsement.

One Salient Oversight said...

I wouldn't dream that Obama has done this for anything but his own presidential campaign.

It's still a good thing though.

apodeictic said...

Nolite confidere in principibus, in filiis hominum quibus non est salus.

You and all the other Obamaphiles and Bushophobes out there would do well to take Psalm 146:3 to heart. Yes, Bush was by any standard a poor president. But Obama is hardly going to change the world. Despite all the rhetoric he won't do anything substantially different from Bush in the area of foreign policy. American hegemony is here to stay. The methods may change slightly but the goals will remain exactly the same while all the fawning leftists of the world will continue to live in their Grauniad-inspired fantasy world.

O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man : for there is no help in them.