Saturday, November 1, 2008

Men of (all) Year(s)

Barack Obama is a phenomenon. In the beginning of the campaign in 2007 nobody really thought he's gonna be that successful during next two years. And there you go. A miracle happened. Thanks God. And I warn you, this text is very subjective ;)

George W. Bush was a change. He's been elected right after Bill Clinton, Democrat. W. is a Republican. Everybody thought we're gonna have a change but nobody knew whether it'll be a change for better or worse. It came out that it was a change for worse. Bush now is considered as one of the worst presidents of the United States, if not the worst one. I can remember his speech a day after 9/11, when he visited Ground Zero and was standing in beige jacket and blue baseball cap and talking about fighting terrorism. Back then everybody loved him. Back then he was considered the kind of father of the nation. But right after that he made the biggest mistake he could've ever done. He entered Iraq.

But his problem is not only the Iraq war. Number of his failed polices and failures at all is enormous. Whole world changed the point of view about America just because of the way George W. Bush and his administration were reigning. They lost respect towards USA. It's sad, fucking pissing off, but sad. 

Right now John McCain is trying to convince Americans that Bush was a good guy. Well, I haven't met him in person, maybe he is a good guy, but definitely not in Washington. McCain wants to continue those eight failed years and give us at least another four of them. But, actually, recently Republican candidate said he wanted to remind us he was not a Bush. Right now he tries to tell us he's not that much into, we can say, already former president. This is a typical beginning of the panic. 

Everybody knows that choosing a right running mate is as important in the campaign as getting the right attitude throughout whole campaign. Obama's chosen Joe Biden, a former candidate for 2008 elections and current senator. That's the guy with values, right for being a vice president of the wealthiest country in the world. 

John McCain's chosen Sarah Palin. In the beginning it seemed it was the best idea to get out of this campaign malaise because Sarah is a woman. As she's a female candidate, John thought he's gonna get thousands of votes from undecided women. Wrong. Now he already knows that choosing her was a great mistake. Unfortunately for him, fortunately for Obama.

So why Barack Obama? Why he's right for all this? He's got a charisma and, in my personal opinion, this is the most important thing that the president should have. The way he leads his speeches, the way he draws a crowd with them is just spectacular. He keeps on talking about change, Change We Can Believe In. Some may say that it's some empty saying, that it's just some campaign bullshit. But it's not. He's the kinda' guy that you trust automatically. I've got no idea how it works but when you listen to him, you just believe in this what he's saying. He's real and this is his strongest weapon.

Three days left. I believe in him. Me, millions of Americans and millions of people all over the world. "Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things" - The Shawshank Redemption

P.S: The girl I mentioned about before will be a topic of the next post.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

no greetings for me?

Anonymous said...

Yes my friend. Skoro udało się w Irlandii, to czemu w Stanach ma się nie udać?
Razem. By żyło się lepiej. Wszystkim.

Agnieszka said...

it's really depressing that the new post never showed up. Hope you are doing well, and that one day you will write again.
Btw. Love the fact that you are writing in english.