Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The first polls in the states close in minutes and I just thought I'd bring people back to when this election first started...

... in 1993.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


It's easy to sit here and criticize our neighbours to the south. To watch Fox news and think; 'Sweet Jesus, what are they thinking?'

But every now and then I get taken in and see America for what it was supposed to be and not what it has turned into. And I feel proud for them because they really can be a great nation.

Nothing shows me this more than the 2008 presidential election. Watching Obama speak feels like watching history unfold and if there's one thing he's great at, it's making ordinary people feel involved in this new history with him.

He's not perfect - no president ever was or will be - but he's the right choice. He's gotten people motivated and given them hope for a new country. For once an election doesn't seem like a popularity contest. There's a vitality and energy in America that hasn't been seen in almost half a century and its this vitality that history is made out of.

In 2 days, American voters will confirm what I already know; Obama is already the next American president.

I hope he keeps this vitality and energy through two terms in office. I hope America gets drunk from it and demands more from future candidates than what we've seen in the past.

I hope Obama becomes the face on posters tacked to the walls of students decades from now and that he delivers one great speech which, one day, will be catalogued beside other great American speeches like Kennedy's 1961 inaugural address and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I have a dream' speech.

I hope he stays true and doesn't fall victim to corrupting influences which have become so prevalent in Washington.

I hope he listens to the people when they disagree with him and makes sound decisions, though they will certainly be difficult.

But most of all, I hope I'm not disappointed.