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.