Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A Historic day for the U.S.

Well looks like a historic day has been made in U.S. and the world will remember this. Barack Obama swept to victory as nation's first black president on Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself. (And to think that I forgot about this issue altogether and dint even look at the news today. Its only after I came to office and one of my Arab colleagues gave some snide remarks that I remembered about it and checked online to see who had won. Ya ya I know, what laziness and ignorance right? Well it’s not like I was bothered about who will win or lose as I dint see any immediate connection it made with me!)

"Change has come," he told a jubilant hometown Chicago crowd estimated at nearly a quarter-million people. The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states. He also captured Virginia, the first candidate of his party in 44 years to do so(that sure is NEWS). On a night for Democrats to savor, they not only elected Obama the nation's 44th president but padded their majorities in the House and Senate, and in January will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 1994.

Well it definitely is a shocker for me to see that the mindset of the people in U.S. has changed. It’s a good thing to see that change is being accepted and that Afro-Americans are seen a better light. Could we have ever imagined that such a thing would ever happen? Well next I guess they will have a Woman President… (High hopes na…..)

Since I certainly dint follow the race for the oval office and all and about its impact on the world etc, I don’t know how it will affect India, Indians in U.S. etc. All I can do is hope for the better. Anyway let’s give congrats to the new president and hope that he can do a better job that ‘Bush’ and his war policies.

8 comments:

sansmerci said...

tagged :)

Lena said...

feels weird that the whole world is so affected by who is US President.. anyways, it is really history being made in fron of us :)


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Keshi said...

Lena its not wierd at all that the whole world is affected by Obama's victory. Its a huge turning point in the history of mankind...cos it not only is just a new president of the US that we see, but its the HOPE of changed mentalities...this was a country that didnt allow blak ppl to even vote few years ago. Its not a celebration of color, but a celebration of HOPE...hope of peace and unity for the whole world some day :)


Keshi.

Enigma said...

@lena
thanks for stopping by....
hehe keshi has answered for me :)

Enigma said...

@keshi
wat u told is true...but u know wat, it looks like obama is changing colours...most of his words and stand is chagning now that he is president....some issues with iran, yesterdays issue abt him not considering India in atleast the top 15 coutries etc etc...well will hav to wait and c na

Lena said...

american mentality will change? just wait and see... it is hardly possible. yes they have become more tolerant to people from other races but again only within theur own country. And when everyone else looks up to them it is really weird

Enigma said...

@lena

mentality has changed a little atleast na? dont u think racial problems are lesser in US than in UK? well i am not telling in US its better, but still.....
heheh i know its weird that the whole world looks up to them wen there r so many probs their...we know how their attitude towards mexicans etc...

Keshi said...

ty Lena n Engima!

no I didnt mean wuts to come in future...I meant wut happened right now. Obama's victory shows CHANGE in cruel n ancient mentalities that existed before. And thats something worth celebrating abt :)

yeah, who knows wut the future will be like...but lets deal with it when it happens.

tnxx u too HUGS!


Keshi.