Barack Obama eleito Presidente dos Estados Unidos
(Da campanha de Barak Obama)
(Crédito blogue "Humoral da Historia" do Jornal Expresso)
«There’s no question that in the next thirty or forty years a Negro can also achieve the same position that my brother has as President of the United States, certainly within that period of time», Robert Kennedy, 27 de Maio de 1968.
A partir de agora o que é que podemos esperar do Presidente Obama? Para uma melhor opinião, uma boa sugestão será consultar o Chicago Tribune, que conhece bem Obama e o apoiou nesta eleição. Este facto quer dizer alguma coisa pois este jornal nunca apoiou qualquer democrata para a presidencia. Básicamente, o texto de apoio do Chicago Tribune diz: "We … think Obama would govern as much more of a pragmatic centrist than many people expect. We know firsthand that Obama seeks out and listens carefully and respectfully to people who disagree with him. He builds consensus. He was most effective in the Illinois Legislature when he worked with Republicans on welfare, ethics and criminal justice reform. … "He has the intelligence to understand the grave economic and national security risks that face us, to listen to good advice and make careful decisions. "The result of Tuesday's election, as much as it elated some, deeply disappointed others. We understand. As divisive as this campaign was, it's time for Americans to come together. Though America faces complex problems at home and abroad, we are optimistic about these next four years with Obama in charge. He strikes us as a good and smart man. Let's see what he can do". Ver a campanha de apoio a Barak Obama no Chicago Tribune.Pode ainda ouvir os dois discursos finais e o comportamento da audiência nos dois casos: Barak Obama Speech on Victory e John McCain's Concession speech.