Barack the vote!, originally uploaded by ekeisari.

Tag search ‘obama’; whilst campaigning earlier this year in Atlanta.

Personally, I think it will be a crying shame if Hillary Clinton wins the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. In my view, the United States and the rest of the world needs some youthful idealism right now – and Barack Obama is the right man for the job. He is one of the few politicians in America who had enough courage to publicly oppose the Iraq War during the build up (he spoke out in 2002, when the neocons were cashing in on the momentum created by the spectre of September 11th, 2001). Perhaps most importantly though, at least from an international perspective, Obama understands the crucial role that the United States can and must play in expediting the transition to a global, low-carbon economy.

Regardless of the ‘change rhetoric’ that the Clinton camp has employed, she is ultimately just another representative of the status quo. Consider this: if Hillary Clinton wins, we can look forward to the prospect of the world’s most powerful country being governed by two families for more than two decades (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton); from 1989 until at least 2013! That doesn’t strike me as being healthy in a democracy and it certainly has nothing to do with ‘change’ – more like business as usual.

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