Acceptance Speech

In Uncategorized on November 6, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Akin to millions, my admiration to Obama has been on the upward curve. Even when I try to strip out the emotion (both perceived and transfered) out of equation, a whole lot of admiration remains.  Yesterdays acceptance speech was a prime example. “What a speech!”.

These are some of my primary reactions after I watched the speech. Obama maintained a semi-happy and semi-serious expression as he walked towards the podium, and as the speech progressed his tone turned more stoic, serious and oozed out hope and confidence. There was no overt enthusiasm or excessive celebration. Infact, Obama did not give the room or a moment of lose focus for the crowd to converge into a victory cry! (even though it was a celebration they rightly earned and deserved). He drove home the clear and crisp message that the work is not done, it is just starting.

“This victory alone is not the change we seek – it is only the chance for us to make that change.”.

A perfect anti-thesis to hate/paranoia inducing and short-sighted methodology prominent in politics being replaced by hope-inducing and intellectual thinking. There is sudden spike in my impression about America. I just hope that this promise and dream is true. I hope that the essence behind the shouts of the ‘yes we can’ can find collectively strength and existence for prolonged period of time and bring about the change. For the time being, I am very tempted to join the crowd and shout “yes we can!”

My best wishes to the people of America and for their hope that they are ready for the change!


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