Just like every country, Obama is a beacon of change for the whole planet. Finally there is someone in charge, that has power and WE HOPE a willingness to change the planet for the better.
I just donít get this, and certainly donít feel that way about him, and its a view shared by a lot of people i know over here.
There was a lot of excitement to see if he could do it and become president, but I donít think may people care beyond that globally.
Are people pleased with the change? Of course when what went before turned so sour by the end, but do the majority of people around the world wake up thinking "thank god Obamas running the show now"?
or do they think "Hmmm i wonder if I will have a job to go to tomorrow" or "I sure hope I can make my mortgage payment this month"
I know when you take charge of the U.S.A you obviously have to deal with the global community (as a lot of US policy sets the trend around the world) but i think Obama would do well to focus heavily on the country he was elected to run (im sure he will) before trying to "Change the planet".
Let him secure the faith of his own people before trying to achieve the same feat in china and the Middle East.
They day I take more than a passing interest in President Obama is the day he knocks on the door of Number 10 and tells Gordon Brown he is surplus to requirements hereís a nice watch and some peanuts, and he will be taking over from here.
As for the Canadian government, just because there isnít a parade involving 2 millions people and a lot of red white and blue confetti, doesn't mean positive changes canít be made.