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Thursday 8th November

It's Obama! Again. And a second-term President returns with everything still to prove - but even more so, because people have seen what he has achieved so far and can better judge his ability to continue along the path on which he has started.

 

Though the margin between the two candidates was small, the victory was a great one, given the shattering events of the last four years which could have blown any President off course.  Maybe that was part of it - Obama has weathered the storm. And I'm not talking about Hurricane Sandy.

 

Over here it seems that the majority of people I talk to in person or communicate with virtually (via Facebook in the main) wanted Obama to win.  I wonder if that is because, to us, he sums up one of the characteristics we like best about America - the aspirational creed which says that anyone, but anyone can rise to be the President of the USA. One of my American friends is a Hillary Clinton fan - she would have liked to have seen Hillary as the first-ever woman President last time round.  I, too, have loved her no-nonsense approach to her job and the fact that she hasn't once, as far as I know, played the "feminine" card. 

 

Would she have won a second term yesterday, had the Democrats chosen her as their candidate over Obama four years ago? Might she get her chance at the Presidency, in another four years' time? Who knows - for the moment, it's well done, Obama and "God Bless America!"

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26.10 | 14:21

Mmm, was it because there were '24 men kicking a ball' that it didn't end entirely satisfactorily???

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15.10 | 11:13

I don't remember seeing this first time round.... but thank you for sharing with me. You write beautifully, and brought a tear to my eyes. Lots of love xx

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10.10 | 21:37

Jaqui I think your grandchildren are very lucky. You have spurred me on to write a letter to Amelia who like Hazel is away from home for the first time. 💕

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03.07 | 22:43

Wouldn't have missed it for the world. xx

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