It’s Obama’s Time
Posted February 5, 2008on:
I might have been wrong. I might have been wrong when I was writing an article suggesting that it’s time for America to have a female president but it’s not the time for America to have a Black president yet. I suggested that America may be ready to have a female president after more than 200 years of independency but it’s still not ready to have a Black president. I might have been wrong.
Looking at how diverse America is and how the cultural assimilation has been going on for years in America, it’s easy to say that Americans are finally ready to accept a woman to rule their country but not a Black person. It’s easy to say that White Americans would rather vote for a White woman rather than a Black man because although they may prefer a White man ruling their country but it’s still hard to accept a Black man serve the Oval Office, it just doesn’t feel right.
But, that kind of mindset might be too old-fashioned and too racist. That’s wrong. It was the speech of Ted Kennedy when he was announcing his endorsement for Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. when I finally realized that I might have been wrong. America is ready for a Black president, after all. It was such a moving moment to see how Ted Kennedy, John F. Kennedy’s younger brother, delivered his speech and said, “I feel change in the air, what about you?” Ted Kennedy’s speech was one of the most uplifted speeches I’d ever seen and heard in my entire life, and he dedicated it for Barack Obama. It’s Obama’s time.
A few months ago Hillary Clinton was the solid Democratic frontrunner but the latest polls show that Obama is just a few inches away from Hillary Clinton. The race between Clinton and Obama can be one of the tightest Democratic races in the history of American politics. Some political analysts say that Obama has the momentum and they think it’s what it all matters. They claim that if Obama can keep the momentum he might be able to make the path to the White Office. His ability to attract a wide range of people is indeed something extraordinary. His speeches have been called inspiring and his personality has been called charismatic. He is able to attract millions of young Americans who many of them decided not to vote for any candidate in 2004.
Obama is without a doubt extraordinary. Even Oprah Winfrey decided to let some of her female fans upset because she thinks Obama is the right man to lead America. And after Ted Kennedy, Obama is now being backed by John Kerry, John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy, Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, Maria Shriver, and other influential people. The latest news reports that the largest Spanish-language newspaper in America has decided to endorse Obama, another big boost for his campaign. It is interesting to see how Maria Shriver has decided to support Barack Obama despite the fact that her husband Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is endorsing Republican candidate John McCain. Those people believe that Barack Obama is the man who will keep his promise to bring CHANGE to the American politics if he were elected. Those people believe that Obama will keep his promise to unite the people of America if he were elected.
He’s Black and he’s White, and he thinks he can change America. What about you, do you believe in the kind of change Obama thinks he can do?