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5 November, 2008

Obama’s win is a bigger indication of “Change”

When Senator Obama created history in being nominated and winning the US Presidential election by a landslide margin, it indicated a much larger “Change”. Not very long ago, blacks in America were treated with extreme prejudice, were desisted to cast their vote and it was unthinkable for a colored man to even contest for the most powerful position in the world. Obama’s election reflects this drastic “Change of mindsets” of the US citizens at large, on how they now perceive the black community, the foreign migrants, the young leaders and the civilian population.


The Americans are such a dynamic & resilient community that they have together emerged in unprecedented majority to support Obama in anticipation of drastic changes that the nation needs at this time of crisis. The sheer election of this candidate is likely to infuse confidence in the American public and create lessons in history for generations to come. Globally, while the nations now wait to see how Obama takes his next steps to curb recession, spread peace and encourage free trade. McCain supporters will perhaps have no other choice but to overcome their inhibitions in interest of the nation to support their new president. With this choice, USA has now fully matured to command respect of being the most developed nation and perhaps a lesson for many developing countries on how to overcome internal cast-ism & discrimination in the race to survive and flourish. CHANGE, we surely need!


  1. Nice artice … to add to it I would like readers to read , which actually supports the word change..
    Global media mogul Rupert Murdoch has warned that a victory for Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama next week may be “a real setback for globalization.”

    Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, flayed Senator Obama’s tax policies as “crazy”, particularly his plan to hand out tax rebates to most Americans and to increase taxes for people earning more than $250,000.

    He said Obama’s promises to give tax rebates to 95 per cent of Americans was “rubbish” as “40 per cent of the US population don’t pay taxes so how can he give them a tax cut.”

    Comment by Rabi Barua — 5 November, 2008 @ 8:08 am | Reply

  2. Undoubtedly US is the land of immigrants. With this outcome, I completely agree calling US a fully matured nation and other nations should get the lesson from the US in fighting against racism and discrimination.

    Comment by Nirmala — 5 November, 2008 @ 8:13 am | Reply

  3. Yes i do agree …Obama’s impressive win in South Carolina, a state whose history is fraught with race and class, reflects drastic “Change of mindsets” of the US citizens…
    And of course, a lesson for many developing countries on how to overcome internal cast-ism & discrimination… rightly said.

    Comment by Gurvandna — 5 November, 2008 @ 9:14 am | Reply

  4. Our Indian politicans are very good critical analysts and so are we, the Indian citizens. We talk about the American Presidential election, recession, cast-ism, discrimination, so on and so forth…………….
    but the question is, are we a part of the CHANGE that we want?

    For Americans, change didn’t HAPPEN over night rather it has COME into being over a period of time.

    Then how is it going to be for us…..? Let’s us not push it on our political leaders alone……they are there because of us. It’s time that each individual realises his/her veto power.

    Indira – November 6, 2008 at 4:46 am

    Comment by Indira — 6 November, 2008 @ 4:51 am | Reply

  5. the vote for Obama is surely a manifestation of the thirst for change by americans. and it is a welcome change. for long have whites oppressed the blacks in the world’s most developed country.

    but i think the huge voter preference for obama was because of the fallout of the bad policies of the Bush administration. rather than the black and white divide. a similar scene happened in favour of bush when Bill Clinton was caught in the scandalous affair.

    Comment by Aditya — 6 November, 2008 @ 5:41 am | Reply

  6. Needless to say that its been a historic elections for Americans and I agree with the change of mindsets US citizens have shown but again its too early to comment… the second thought came to my mind after reading this was when will we Indian be ready to accept such changes with issues like MNS and other activists parties have come up in recent days, clearly shows that we Indians have long long way to go…

    Comment by Aashish — 6 November, 2008 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

  7. Though the second world war accelerated the demise of colonialism, my contention is the colonial era has truly come to its conclusion with the election of Obama. It has taken America, a post colonial power, to bring about its end, with the free election of the first non-white leader of the West. This is what is resonating around the world, especially in many emerging countries who were colonised: India, Brazil, and African countries. More about this at my blog:

    Comment by Vinit — 14 November, 2008 @ 9:50 pm | Reply

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