Well Done USA November 5, 2008Posted by grimmeister in Uncategorized.
Tags: the world at large
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I think many folk in South Africa were most pleased to see Barack Obama become President-Elect. I listened in on his victory speech and was really overwhelmed by it (I have not heard him speak too many times, so maybe it is his normal style). It felt Mandela-esque to me – wise, kind, rounded yet persuasive. It struck me that even if the current state of the world prevents him from achieving his visions, his call to people to change the way the see things is what is most compelling. He seems to make politics just a little more personal, as if a small person can do big things.