Monday, May 19, 2008

It's almost time to declare victory

It looks like Obama is actually going to win.

I've been hopeful that he would win for some time now, and it looked like he was winning from a numbers perspective, but no one seemed ready to say absolutely that he was going to win. But now, the time has come.

I'm hopeful, and scared.

Hopeful, because I really like him. He's smart, committed, different, interested in improving the reputation of the U.S. in the world, interested in trying new ideas... and he's the same age as me, to boot. Young enough, but old enough, you know?

So of course the pundits are still complaining that Hillary lost because of sexism. I really don't think this is the case. I think she lost because she wasn't presenting a different enough vision. She's smart. She's got experience. But she doesn't have the leadership quality, the charisma, if you will, of Obama.

I still think Obama has a tough battle ahead of him. Many in the U.S. will not be comfortable voting for a black man for president. I think McCain is a complete loser, but some will feel more comfortable with him than Obama.

I guess time will tell.

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