Avessi vissuto in America
If I lived in United States last year, I surely would have voted for Barak Obama. On the fifth of November, Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States and for the first time in history a black president sat on the most important chair of the world. Probably this has been one of the most important events that has characterized the last two centuries and it will probably be the most important for still many years.
The sprint for the election started in January 2008 with the first electoral challenge in Iowa, where he surprisingly won. That was only the first remarkable news during the year that drove Obama to the White House. That’s when he won against Hillary Clinton and senator John Edwards. Now Edwards is vice-president and Clinton Secretary of State. Those results were fundamental to obtain the nomination as the Democratic candidate. So for the first time in the history of the United States a woman and an afro-american were competing as democrats for the US Presidency. That was a very innovative fact in the US policy.
Since Obama started his campaign, he took the responsibility to repropose the dream of Bobby and John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He also used a similar strategy that the Kennedy used in their campaigns , furthermore, he seemed to embody Martin Luther King’s dream.
I followed the Democratic campaign and then the election of the new president of the United States, specially in the final part of the competition till the night of the results. I remember that night I stayed awake till 5 a.m. to live every single moment of that incredible competition between Obama and Mc Caine. At the same time I wanted to follow the new elected President’s first speech to the nation. It was an unrepeatable occasion.
After Obama's acceptance speech in Chicago, people started to celebrate in the streets, I have never seen such spontaneous celebrations by the Americans maybe only when it comes to the Superbowl. A wave of positive energy swept over America. Students were holding American flags, cars honked, while people cheered and chanted "Obama!" and "Yes, we can!" . The crowd was an amalgam of the forces that swept Obama into power: multiracial, young, old, with one thing in common : they were all smiling.
I saw emotion in the eyes of the Americans, the same emotion when a dream comes true. If we only think that 60 years before that magic night black people had to give their seats to the white when traveling on the same bus.
I felt the a great emotion too . In a moment I understood that the United States were about to become again the most dynamic and interesting nation/society in the word. We can say that the nation was reborn from a disastrous period, and I appreciated it a lot. For the last 6 months Barack Obama has been worked on new laws that should better regulate the American market rules in orer to avoid further econ