Watching History Unfold

by CllrZoeFranklin on 20 January, 2009


As I write I have the BBC News coverage of Barack Obama’s inauguration on in the background. No one can deny that today is a historic day. The US has made a huge journey for us to be at the point that we can witness an African-American become the President of America.

Barack Obama is an inspiration. He has overcome huge obstacles, he is brilliant speaker, he has fantastic political vision and most of all he is real – he makes it clear that he and the American people face a difficult job bringing change to their country and to their interaction with the world. For that I respect him deeply, particularly because he is not afraid to say this despite knowing the weight of hope that rests on his shoulders.

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