Nov 4, 2008

Obama for America

Today is the judgement day and America will decide who their 44th president will be. I've been looking forward to this day as it's been an interesting journey to follow the presidential candidates on their way to White House.

I’m a die-hard supporter of Mr Barack Obama, Illinois senator, Democratic Party nominee and the potential frontrunner to become the first African American president of United States.

I first knew him from his famous speech back in 2004 during national convention of Democratic Party. His voice and the words he used were so convincing. In his speech, he acclaimed, “There is not a liberal America and a conservative America; there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a White America and Latino America and Asian America; there is the United States of America”. That made me remembers the well-known speeches of former US president, J.F. Kennedy’s speech urging Americans, “Ask not what the country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” and Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Indeed, American dreams will soon turn into reality.

Most of us know him as Obama. Some know him as Barack Obama. Guess what’s the full name of Obama?

It’s Barack Hussein Obama.

Barack means “blessed”. He’s truly a blessed son born from Kenyan black father and Kansas white mother. His opponent used to criticize on his middle name, Hussein, accusing him of Muslim. Republican Vice President Candidate, Sarah Palin once asked voters, “Are you going to vote for McCain or Hussein?” That’s really horrible. Can we expect someone like her love to call names to become the vice president of United States? Dream on. Anyway, there’re folks concerning about his middle name. I’d rather say these folks are living in 21st Century with 20th Century mindsets. In my humble opinion, I don’t bother much about the title of the book so long as the content is attractive enough for me to read. Apparently, Obama is like an interesting book the whole world is waiting to read.

Obama campaign was a great success in American history. No one has ever raised the funds as much as his campaign did. He was endorsed by big tech firms in Silicon Valley. Most Internet users favour him more than they did to his rival, McCain. These are some of the proven facts that he’s an inspirational leader and has the ability to lead seriously, effectively and significantly.

It is my deepest sympathy with condolence to learn grandmother of Obama was died with cancer on the eve of the Election Day. She missed a chance to see his grandson giving speech in White House as a president. Anyway, she would be proud to be a grandmother of first African American President of United States.

If he’s elected as president, I’ll be so grateful to be part of the historic moment a first African American to be named as President. The time is ripe. I believe America having the best political system on earth is now ready for the change to fulfil the promise of Martin Luther King Jr.

Winning news from New Hampshire did not surprise me much as I’ve expected. I believe nothing can stop Obama from winning this election. Of all the polls, Obama is the favourite frontrunner leading 5 or more points at least which can easily defeat the margin of error. Huge crowds of voters will turn out to cast their ballots to be part of history. Make sure you don’t miss the big moment in the history witnessing the power of Obama and his aides for today is the Election Day, November 4 of 2008.

May god bless you, Obama for America!

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