A vote for Obama

We can't do it, but relying on American citizens to do the right thing, as below (from an absentee ballot cast by an American in Britain). After a worrying Palin bounce a few weeks ago, things are looking good now. The excellent FiveThirtyEight.com is currently predicting an 85% chance for a win. But we don't just want Senator Obama to win, but to win big - with a large share of the popular vote and a good number of the so-called "Red States". That will unite America around him and give him the momentum to take courageous steps for change, both addressing the domestic economy and in the international arena.

1 comments:

Sibadd said...

They used to say that a black man fighting a white man could only win in the ring with a knockout - otherwise the points could be fixed. But this is a great points victory for Barack Obama - returning intelligence and courage to that blighted presidency. What a gracious and honourable concession speech from John McCain! An old man's scepticism and doubt at the scale of problems no government nor governor can solve will soon return - but in the meantime I rejoice, eyes brimming, heart full. Dignum et iustum es. I phoned my brother George at a ridiculous hour of the morning as I needed someone with whom I could share my happiness, a childish joy in the dream of one good leader, when in the full light of day I will know again that no-one can or should ever donate their part in the impossible task of making democracy work.