Sunday, January 18, 2009

No pressure here

Do you think Obama will live up to the hope? Or is it just hype?

UK Daily Mail: Obama can save us, says America as polls show wave of optimism sweeping the nation
Barack Obama moves into the White House on Tuesday amid a surge of optimism that he can turn America's battered fortunes around.

UK Independent: The man who will change the world
In Britain, as our poll today suggests, fully three-quarters of the population say they are "confident that Barack Obama will live up to the expectations people have that he will be a force for good in the world".

UK: Guardian: President 'has four years to save Earth'
Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama's first administration, he added.

Australia Courier: Can Democrat President-elect Barack Obama save the US?
Most significantly, he has called on Americans to have faith that he can deliver the change he promised in his sweeping electoral victory over the Republicans' John McCain two months ago

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I am sorry, but I do not have faith. I want him to succeed, for the sake of this generation and those to come, but I do not see how his politics can work. He has no proven track record to back up anything he is promising. That scares me.

How can this man save the world or even just America when he could not even save his own state? I find myself asking what part of Illinois politics do I look forward to having at the White House?