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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Obama or McCain: Jus another face of Uncle Sam


I don't agree with Prof. Ray when he says Obama's election would usher in a welfare state in the US. Let me tell you why.

America, or for that matter any nation, is built on certain fundamental principles, beliefs and customs which are designed and created by the people (at least in a democratic society) over a period of time. It does not evolve in a night or does change so fast. Its the foundation on which the nation stands, works and acts.

Obama is just another president. I call him a comma in the history of time (as of now). You don't know if he will be able to make good all the promises he has made and fulfill all his wonderful dreams before his tenure. No wonder he has captured world's imagination and created hope and justified that dreams would come true. Who expected an African American to become the president of the United States? On this front he has succeeded. I also think that certain policies are going to make news for being so social in their tone and mode of implementation but on the whole Uncle Sam's policy will not change.

America has been a capitalist nation and fanatical follower on this front. No individual, not even Obama, can change such a nation to socialist. The system does not support that. The mentality/psyche, of the people, conglomerates, bureaucracy will not change. Its gonna be the same hard pill but coated with pink sweet smelling candy. Capitalism is here to stay. So welfare state can take a break as US was a capitalist state, is one and will be.

Another opinion is that the entire system needs a 'Change' and hence Obama is the right person at the right time. I don't know. I wish he could and hope he stands for what he has been telling people he would do. Bring in Change, give people hope and lift the nation out of the financial crisis and save the image.

America needs a saviour, a leader whom they can look up to, a person who seems real, a president they can relate to. Is Obama the answer?

Obama or no Obama, in God we trust. Good luck, Obama!
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