Wednesday, November 5, 2008

YES WE CAN

Pal,
I present to you my experience of Obama's home run:


It hit me right from the audacity of hope announcement on the stairs in front of the dome in Springfield Illinois 2/10/07 and i got tickled...

and it became almost an addiction...right after the first bang step in IOWA...


to the speech on racial challenges, (March 18, 2008) a more than necessity after the 'unnecessary' noise about the free comments (yes free; no crime me think however distateful) of Rev. Jeremiah Wright...


to the nomination night victory rally and i remember before then, when lay on my hotel bed in Rabat and watched live on tv as Hillary just had to admit that it was about time she made way...and she did so so reluctantly...it surely wasn't an easy one for her when not too long before then she was the only one in the race really...



To the speech in the green victory column in Berlin -A World that Stands as One"July 24th, 2008, Germany...and where he presented himself as a true citizen of the world.



To the real hardcore, 'down in the trenches' battles amidst debates of the presidential campaigns, the nonsense of lipstics and pigs, the labels of terrorist and the Joe who never was a plumber..., the many stops of change and finally, a long, long way to the victory speech on the morning of November 5, 2008...drawing tears from the eyes of the likes of Jesse Jackson...

I believed...I just did...with all the readings in-between the lines...I just believed that this time, this day and this moment would come...and it did come...so profoundly couched in the dreams of those who came before us...



and the FINAL HOME RUN speech was well up on the right tone amidst all the jubilation and tears of joy...

"This victory alone is not the change we seek. It is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were" ...said Obama to my rapid nod...





but hold on...medvedev of the Putin's Russia must surely know how to deal everyone a more reality check???


viva Obama!

2 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Great summary. It is poignant. I like the way you ended it with Medvedev's reality check. But I honestly think Russia should stop the brinkmanship. We're almost through the first decade of 21 C.

novisi said...

hi Nana,
so as much as change comes we still have the mill churning out same old tactics...

I dare say let there be change in the Russia too...but hey...The US must also demonstrate that they favour more of a unified world than sectarianism under the guise of so called allies...allies...allies and only such!

and i like your sense of time...yes times have changed, and guess what? i think all the examples we need have already been enacted...both good and bad...the world must be one!