Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Morning in America

Obama wins historic US election: Oops, I got that wrong.

At least the people of the US have some sort of say in deciding the identity of the political figurehead who represents them to the world. The fait accompli of the Blair/Brown stitch up to which we've been subjected bears much more resemblance to the cynical Putin/ Medvedev succession than it does to the "bet the farm" panache of replacing Bush with Obama.

(I thought McCain's concession speech was very gracious, for what it's worth.)

1 comment:

KaliAmanda said...

McCain's speech was gracious and classy. I was sorry that only in defeat he came close to the man I used to admire and, whom I thought had a very good chance of being a contender. That said, I am stunned that I managed to witness this in my own lifetime. Witness? To participate! Awesome feeling of pride, elation and did I mention I am stunned?