Almost 24 hours later, Barack Obama is still President elect of the US! It’s not a dream, McCain conceded, Florida’s all okay this time, it’s really, really true. (ActionMan even tried to fool me yesterday that McCain had won, such is his warped sense of humour, but he was too late, the truth was out). Yay!
Run around in excited circles for five minutes jumping up and down and squealing.
Although his election looked a sure thing, I was so anxious it would get derailed by racism at the last moment – but no, in fact the opposite. It’s a very hopeful thing.
And it’s an indication of real change in a society when a US President stars in a reggae song. Yay!
I still don’t know how to embed YouTube videos, it doesn’t seem to work for me – but you can sing along with Coco Tea at http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxn9jhypHfo
The US has come a long way since Buffalo Soldier.
And then there’s the Kenyan comedians staging a mock election in Kisumu.
Quite apart from his compassionate outlook, progressive politics and wonderful oratory, (etc., etc) having a Black President is going to inject a lots of great African culture into politics.
And I guess I just have to say, a trifle smugly, just look what can come of a mixed race marriage … 😉