I have mixed feelings now that Obama has actually won.
To be sure - I was totally behind him - even to the extent of taking the pains to put it on facbeook!
But as they say - if it sounds too good to be true - it probably is.
Is he just an awesome orator and the product of a brilliant PR/campaign machine?
Or is he genuinely going to pursue what he promised everyone - Change We Need.
After all - hitler too was a brilliant orator and a charismatic leader.
Here is how I see it:
He has taken the high road in many potentially advantageous positions. He has spoken honestly and throughout his campaign, his actions have been consistent with his messaging.
Whether it was sticking to his reverend friend, or calling and apologizing to the 2 muslim women who weren't allowed to stand behind him, or whether it was Sarah Palin's daughter's teen pregnancy where he said:
“I think people’s families are off limits. People’s children areespecially off limits. This shouldn’t be part of our politics. It hasno relevance to Gov. Palin’s performance as a governor or her potentialperformance as a vice president. So I would strongly urge people toback off these kinds of stories.”
He fired people when they tried to take the dirty road by calling Clinton a "Monster"
And many many more such incidents.
He has accepted his mistakes and learnt from them.
The honest and infact honorable campaign that he has run needs to be aplauded and replicated.
He has basically given everyone hope. And that is incredible.
Will he be good for India? Will he be bad?
The honest answer that no one will give you is - no one really knows.
We will just have to wait and watch.
However, if he is every bit as incredible as his speeches and his campaign conduct - then quite honestly, he really WILL be the change we all need.
Not just for America but politics itself and politicians themselves.
I can only hope and wish that our very own upcoming elections will give us Indian's someone who will give us the Change that WE know we NEED.
Amen to that.