Well, the great news has filtered through that the American election has been decided — with Senator Obama coming out the victor — perhaps though, it is not only Obama as the victor, but the country and for a lot of reasons, the world.
I for one, having lived in America during the last 2 years of the Clinton administration and then 2 terms of Bush, am breathing a sigh of relief right now. I understand that Obama cannot make a huge impact on existing conditions internally in the short term — however I believe that he can set the nation on the right path to pulling itself out of the quagmire that the Bush administration pulled it down into.
Obama’s charisma played a large part in attracting the masses to him — as was his vision, his honesty and above all, his empathy for all around him. Bush never (in my opinion) had that — well, perhaps a little, but mainly for his rich corporate buddies.
So to America I say — ‘onya!