Obama’s back on track


We may never know just how much the world needs Barak Obama. As you get older there are times when you get scared easier. My greatest fear on the global stage is that if Romney wins the Presidency, and gives the green light to the ‘trigger happy’ Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, to bomb Iran, he will. Iran being a proud nation with leaders, who will not cow tow to Western aggression, would invariably retaliate. Thereafter, we will not know what demons would be unleashed but they could be catastrophic as they could be far reaching.

But last night as America, global pundits and insomniacs around the world watched round two of the Presidential debate, it was clear the Barack Obama and recovered his ‘mojo’, and laid bare the inconsistencies of his Republican opponent.

In one exchange Obama stated:

"If somebody came to you, governor, with a plan that said, 'Here, I want to spend seven or eight trillion dollars, and we're going to pay for it, but we can't tell you until maybe after the election how we're going to do it,' you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal, and neither should you, the American people, because the math doesn't add up”.

The race is far from over and as we’ve seen during the last few weeks the American electorate in many key areas are still undecided.

The impossible expectations which accompanied Obama’s victory four years ago would always leave many disappointed. However, given he took the reigns during the worst economic time in recent American history, he had to deal with two wars,-Iraq and Afghanistan- and had opposition party who were frothing with rage that he had won. Given all that he’s not done a bad job.

Let’s hope that Obama can now continue this momentum, win the election and be the progressive leader who will be more than just a symbol of hope. The world needs that right now.

Simon Woolley

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GOD Bless America.

America, for me, is leading the way for the rest of the world politically. When President Obama became the first Black President for the USA, it showed that with effective equal opportunities policies in place, anything is possible.

The American Dream was also very visible for the rest of the world to see four years ago. America is not only the leading country; it is the greatest country on mother earth. I hope the citizens of America remember that on Election Day.

Under President Obama, the world has been a lot safer. We have not had the pillaging, the destruction, the undermining of the UN Charter, the insecurity Americans have experienced in the past when travelling, or the illegal invasion of another sovereign state; thus plunging the rest of the world into chaos; things that were very evident under his predecessor who was a very close buddy of Tony Blair; remember Tony of the New Labour fame? Richest ex prime minister ever?

I hope come Election Day, America votes wisely and elects the right candidate; not another warmonger who is prepared to sacrifice the current fragile peace and stability for the very greedy few.