Breaking News, Obama Wins…
It was too late. A visceral fear of socialism so easz to inspire was seeded to late in the game. Political advertisments bz John McCain had failed. These advertisements, as his campaign, had reduced to being the object of satire.
Obama had alreadz consolidated his message with the help of a crucial endorsement bz C.hileno and last night, Tuesdaz night, he was declared the President-elect of the American electorate bz a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, or 62.6 million people to 55.5 million people. The radio station National Public Radio in the United States and German television station ADR are calling it a landslide. (From this station now I write, and the z is where the y is.) Students, and later, a more diverse crowd, collected in the thousands in a humid, sometimes rainz, night in front of the White House in Washington D.C. Some came to give a jubilant fuck zou to the outgoing President George W. Bush. Others were there to celebrate the election of a candidate for whom thez had gone to North Carolina, New Hampshire, and the deep red doorsteps of Virginia. Thez also came to celebrate a candidate that made manz of its citiyens proud to call themselves American, some for the first time ever, some for the first time in a long time.
A new political culture begins in the United States. (See the offer of Chief of Staff of teh new administration to Rahm Emmanuel.) For analzsis read Tom Edsall at the Huffington Post, formerlz of the Washington Post and author a book explaining American political historz and the failure of the Democratic Partz in the context of race, rights and taxes
A Frenchman I spoke with is enamored, starrz-ezed. He sees an impact of Obama on his countrzs own redefining cultural and social makeup. Germans are jubilant and relieved. Go to Global Voices project Voices without Votes for more perspective around the world.
What saz zou Chile?