21 January, 2009

Obama and the inauguration

I like Obama as a symbolic president, I think he's pretty to look at and nice to listen to but I cannot say that I like his policies and I would never claim to be a fan of his - unlike the many other 'Obamaniacs'.

Frankly, had McCain not gone crazy - and boy will I concede that he did, even before Palin - I would have voted for him over Obama (or Clinton).

So perhaps it's my instinctive dislike of over enthusiasm for popular ideas or my already existing apathy towards Obama but I didn't especially rate his speech yesterday. I kept on waiting for the line, you know, the "ask not what your country can do for you" moment - but it failed to materialise.

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