Obama ahead

February 13th, 2008 § 0 comments

I’m impressed with the extent of Obama victories in the past weeks. Not only he is surpassing the margins predicted, but those numbers are predicated on people who analysts were sure would vote for Hillary–like the Latino population in Virginia, for example.

I confess I’m still trying to decide whether people are voting for Obama because although black he’s still a man. I’m not na├»ve enough to presume all voters are choosing him because he’s more qualified, especially considering the Latino population–at least here in Brazil–has always been strongly sexist where woman in leadership positions are concerned.

Of course, part of this will be tested when Obama–as it seems likely now–goes against the Republican candidate in November. Considering the way the Republican nomination is going, and that many Republicans are actually voting for Obama, the outcome of the election will demonstrate how ready the American people is ready for a president unlike any other in history.

I’m hoping that Obama wins. Not because Hillary is a woman but because I dislike the way she abides to the old school of politics. America needs a new face and Obama would clearly resonate a lot better with the rest of the world.

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