Hope (Untitled)

The World votes Obama, America faces her demons.

Above: Via Wired Online, a web banner posted (then removed) yesterday by the Sacramento County (California) official Republican Party website. Honto ni.

Can’t believe it? Who could. Apparently, the official explanation was that it was intended as a joke. The story is also reported in the San Fransisco Chronicle, The Scoop
(New Zealand), The Seattle Times, amongst many others, even the notorious,
Fox News.

Above: A current Electoral College map generated by the
Princeton Election Consortium.

Geotypografika: Do Not Despair, Brüder und Schwester!
Read this view from abroad via The Times Online, London (UK): “Obama looks like a terrorist but I’ll vote for him anyway,” by Tim Reid. An even more striking story that has a startling conclusion, even admitted racists are thinking of voting for Obama.
A surprisingly optimistic perspective on our contemporary culture, however harrowing.

Quoted from the article: “I ain’t gonna lie to you,” he said. “A lot of people around here don’t want Obama because of his colour. And it’s his name that bothers me. It’s Muslim. The 44-year-old truck driver took a sip of coffee and added: “Despite all that, I’m pushing more toward him because of the economy. Fuel prices are killing us. To me, McCain is just for the rich people. A lot of us are reconsidering Obama because we like what he’s saying on the economy.”

Amazing that Obama can even inspire the extremes Reid found, let’s hope this leads to even more fundamental change within American culture.

There really is hope.

Above: From yesterday’s Economist Online and their Global Electoral College,
if the world could vote. Obama is in blue, the two pink states are Cuba and Georgia.
Oh, the irony.

3 Responses to “Hope (Untitled)”

This is a really great post Erik, much appreciated and thank you.

Colin Trechter added these words on Oct 16 08 at 12:49 PM

also, the “Reid found”link is 404… a statement perhaps?

Colin Trechter added these words on Oct 16 08 at 12:57 PM

Cheers for the heads up, Colin, and thank you. It was just a bad link, grrr.

Erik Brandt added these words on Oct 16 08 at 1:13 PM

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