Thursday, September 4, 2008

Time flies when you are having fun...

It is unbelievable that it is September already an indication that 2008 is in it's last months. I cannot believe how much has happened within what seems like such a short time.
The republican and democratic presidential elections here in the States have stirred up a lot of controversy and excitement. Obama and African-American of kenyan descent has become the first of his race to be a presidential nominee on teh democratic party ticket. It is a proud moment for all black people. I am however even prouder of him for not succumbing to playing the race card and declaring himself an American running for the office of the president. And while all the racial discuss rages around him he is determined to keep it 'clean' and not allow these side issues to blurr his serve the American people.
I admire what he stands for and the fact that he has stood strong in his convictions that there needs to be a change in the way America is governed. A lot of people dub him an idealist but isn't that how great nations were built? Isn't that what the United States of America was built on? That spirit of idealism? It is very interesting for me to be in the US at this crucial period in their history when the country is in recession, billions of dollars are spent weekly on an endless war that seems so insignificant compared to the loss of military personnel, depletion of the social security fund, the real estate crash, unemployment and rising oil prices.
Americans are feeling the burden of the War on Terror in Iraq and a bad president. It is a sad situation. One has to be here to understand what is happening to this great nation where 'dreaming big' is an important prerequisite for personal and national success.

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