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Thursday, August 28, 2008

DNC -- History is made!

Barack Obama was nominated by acclamation as the candidate of the Democratic Party for Election 2008, the first African-American to ever lead a major part ticket. It was an emotional moment for African-Americans. Tears were rolling down their cheeks. Many of them were crying outright as they raised their heads proudly. An African-American party official said he wanted to dedicate this moment to his late father who lived through segregation and racial discrimination in the 50s. Finally, finally, vindication that they could aspire to the highest office in the USA and officially represent a major party!

It was a historic moment and I can now say that I watched it live.

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I've been following the race for the President of the US since January this year through the
grueling primaries, Hillary's defeat and the melodrama that followed afterward. I, for one, thought that Bill Clinton, after his wife's defeat, was a shadow of his former self, acting like a baby denied candy. I thought I'd see more of his wordplay yesterday night and a wishy-washy approval of Obama.

Instead, he came out swinging with his GOP slamming and outright approval of Obama. In the process, he showed everyone how its done..:) The thing with Clinton is that you forget all his faults when he shows up and starts talking nice. He sounds so sincere, eloquent and coherent that you want to believe him. Thus far, I thought no one, including the candidate, made a case for himself so strongly as Bill did for Obama! Definitely, one of the best talks of the convention.

S & I were wondering how in the world the country managed to listen to George W. Bush for 8 years after hearing someone like Bill.

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Tonight is Obama's acceptance speech. I am a sucker for good speeches and am looking forward to hearing this guy speak! :)

2 comments:

subhashssm said...

hey
nice post and and i feel if bill clinton read this he is sure to laugh.because of the american elections and the inflation in india my recruitment and all others who have go themselves placed in MNC's hve been delayed and i hope obama doesn't affect us with his outsourcing policy.Hope fully he does the right thing and he doesn't do anything silly.

Anonymous said...

Good luck America if you choose Obama, who like the Congress govt in India cannot do anything when in power in the name of Secularism and at the end will make USA also a hot bed of terror activity, cause Terrorists doesnot sit quiet when they get some free time under OBAMA.


Well, speeches are not a big deal and can be given by anyone. But actions doesnot hae to be inline with speeches. Once the damage is done, what is the use if he later does whatever he want.

Also, Democrats Americans are silly in that they consider that only the Black people are oppressed and not the woman? How silly is that?

Isn't there any place in the world where many Woman are suffering and don;t USA has the responsibility of bringing about a change in the lives of those poor woman who are getting raped by the goons at will, and the persecustions in the societies in the name of religion against woman, and stoning the woman for the mistakes of the Men?

Above all, are the lives of Woman better than the Lives of the average black people?

HOW SAD THAT DEMOCRATS ARE THINKING? I WISH THEY LOOSE THIS TIME SO THAT THEY LEARN TO THINK PROPERLY INSTEAD OF JUST LETTING AN INEXPERIENCED AND JUNIOR OBAMA TO BE SENT TO APPLY FOR ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL JOB IN THIS WORLD AT THIS CRITICAL JUNCTURE.