Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Today ... The World Is America.

It's been a hard fought and often bitter campaign and still the result is uncertain as the voters of America start to go to the polls to elect the 44th President of the United States of America.

Barack Obama looks like the favourite to win, although Mr Smith is concerned that the levels of expectation around his candidacy have been raised so high that if he is elected he will find it almost impossible to meet the aspirations of American voters.

But whatever the possible failures of a Barack Obama Presidency over the next four years, an Obama victory would send a message to world that in the land of the free it is possible for a black man from humble origins to be elected President. That symbolism will mean more than most policy outcomes and will mean that the US will have the chance to become once again the home of the brave and the leader of the free world.

The World is holding it's breath.

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