On The State Of The Union (Thoughts On The US Election)

After nearly two years, the majority of which I spent studying the US Political situation as an outsider, the 2008 election is over.

We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America, and the Democrats will control both House and Senate for the first time since 1994.

After 8 years of George W. Bush, who dragged not just America, but Britain and several other European countries into two wars and did massive damage to his country’s reputation, having a President-Elect who wants to end both the wars and not start any more is very good news.

Whatever happens, hopefully the next four years will be a lot better for America than the previous 8…

However, Americans, you have to remember to keep Obama on his toes.
He has fought a campaign where he placed more emphasis on the idea of change than on actual policy issues. Now it’s the job of the American public to make sure that that change happens.Remember, Politicians are there to serve the people – if they aren’t doing their job, then you make your voice heard about it.

Change is awesome, but you don’t want to end up with a Tony Blair, who promised Britain change and gave us ten more years of Thatcher with a few major changes.