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Wednesday 7 November 2012

Obama wins Presidency

If an image can convey the message of a thousand words, this is it. It shows Democrat Obama comforting the North Point Marina owner who'd lost everything in superstorm, 'Sandy', next to Republican Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.

I doubt that the Republican Presidential hopeful, Romney, could have done it and if he had it wouldn't have been sincere.
This wasn't just a hug this was a compassionate hug in which he reassured the owner he wouldn't forget her plight.

This image tells all who see it that Obama is a man of the people and for the people. It wasn't plain sailing however. The folk of the United States are no different from others all over the world in facing hardship and in some cases, poverty. People felt that they needed a change; that the old regime couldn't deliver. And it might have worked for the Republicans if the man they selected could have offered the one Nation message. When you have a financial crisis, economic meltdown and recession bordering on a depression caused by the Bankers, how clever is it to select a Banker to be a Presidential candidate? It's no good saying that he must be the right man because he's been good for  few Companies and knows one end of a balance sheet from another. The truth of the matter is that for the majority of voters: if you show them a Banker, they'll show you an arsehole.
Romney's religion didn't, in my opinion, help him either. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, founded in the States in the mid nineteenth century, has courted much controversy with the suspicion that it seperates families by strict adherence to codes that alienates non practitioners. Whilst the aims are mostly laudible, the population of America, like the rest of the world is made up, not of saints but people trying to get by on what cards life has dealt them and they don't want to be told how to behave by a priveleged proselytizer.

Central to Mormon faith is the belief that God speaks to his children and answers their prayers. Well he didn't answer the prayers of Mr. Romney yesterday and I doubt very much if he'll answer them in the future.

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