Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Barack Obama is new US President (elect)!

There is a TV in the lounge of the Guest House, and besides Bollywood comedies there are also a lot of news programs on TV. Of special interest is the presidential election in the US. Many commentators on Indian Television (and the usual "experts") mention the view that for India's interest, McCain would be better, as he had more open views on free trade, and would be more sympathetic to India's views. But many of the population in India appear more positive towards Obama, as his personal background appeared to be a recognition of the changing world.

When the news on Wednesday morning came that Barack Obama was going towards a landslide victory, our group was quite excited. I pointed out that this seemed almost too good to be true, and that J.F.Kennedy also had given a whole generation hope, before his assassination in 1963. But Ruth said that I should shut up...

This is an advertisement on a street in Villabh Vidyanagar: before the election, and shortly afterwards.

1 comment:

Mberenis said...

Obama is helping already!!! New bailout and cash assistance for people in debt, foreclosure, and more. I couldn't believe it. Bailout for the People