Friday, 7 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
So, the US has just voted in Barak Obama as their 44th President.
What a country, where the son of a Kenyan goat breeder can become the most powerful man in the world, and for now, it is really the land of opportunity.
And Kenya is rejoicing; Kenya is celebrating. Kenya has declared a public holiday on Thursday!
The thing that strikes me is that Barak won over the black vote. It was not a forgone conclusion. He is not like most black Americans. His ancestry did not come out of slavery. He is a first generation American from Africa. The black voters were wary of him, but he won.