Sunday, January 06, 2008

"Once You Go BARACK You Don't Go Back"

"We are choosing HOPE over fear,
we are choosing UNITY over division
and sending a powerful message
that change is coming to America."

The sheer audacity of hope,
indeed. And with it,
the strong possibility of victory.

I've just seen and heard the unlikely new frontrunner
for the Democratic nomination stumping in
New Hampshire after his stunning win in Iowa;

"The Fierce Urgency of NOW..."

and I haven't been this moved and impressed
by a political speaker so inspiring and charismatic
since the youthful PM Tony Blair of a decade ago.

sounding absolutely presidential,
is primed and poised
to take his lead role to the world stage.

"It's so easy to be AGAINST something,
but what the people want is to be FOR something."

(How I wish Mar, Dick, or Ping
could inspire Pinoys in 2010,
the same way that Barack is
now changing American paradigms.)


Blogger kikomeister said...

he is undoubtedly charismatic and utterly inspiring. however, in as much as i admire obama, i think what america needs now is someone who has the experience and the capacity to trump the republicans. much has been said about hilary's supposed cold personality and her being a traditional politician but i guess i'd rather see an american president who can lead from day one and correct the mistakes that the bush administration as soon as. in any case, i really hope the democrats win it this time. imagine the significance of having a woman and a black man in the top two offices of the most powerful nation in the world.

yeah, i really hope we can come up with an inspiring and experienced candidate in the 2010 elections.

January 7, 2008 at 1:06 AM  
Anonymous wendy said...

obama's big iowa win suprised me too, i felt for hillary who's really not used to coming in second, much less third.

if obama ends up with the nomination, it would be a thrill to see a young, brilliant and charismatic person in office. as opposed to the intellectually disadvantaged one of the past 8 years.

January 7, 2008 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger spanx said...

kiko and wendy,

this is just such a compelling story,

a mixture of jesse jackson,
cory aquino, and yup, JFK.

i can't wait to see how it all plays out...

looks like i'll be buying a lot
of Time and Newsweek magazines
over the next 12months!

January 7, 2008 at 7:10 PM  

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