Mrs. Obama told the Daily Telegraph, that; she hoped that her stepsonâ€™s election to the White House would end racism. â€œHe is black and white and he does not judge people by their color. That is the way his future should be. His father would have been very proud of him.â€
[The View From London]
It is true to say that many people, not just in the US, but around the world could never have imagined that, in their lifetime- a Black man would have a realistic shot at landing what is regarded as the highest office in the world; the Presidency of the United States of America.
Not so long ago, being an African American you would have probably thought that surely you must have reached the apogee of your political career had you been elected Mayor; Senator; Governor or appointed US Ambassador.
But now your aspirations can go much further than that in the political arena; the apotheosis in your memoirs can now also read; “Ran for President of the United States of America.” Thanks in part to more Americans, especially the young, being less apathetic towards politics, young people have realized that global politics does directly impact them in the US. So when their government makes bad foreign policy decisions; the ramifications and repercussions are indiscriminate, and more importantly, to the deft and articulate manner with which Senator Barack Obama has laid out his plans for a better America.
The Bush-Cheney-McCain horror show for the last eight years, and the possibility of four more, has galvanized Americans into action. John McCain’s jingoistic-bellicose rabid rants are causing considerable consternation among many Americans and observers around the world. We are confident that come November, America will save the world from the much dreaded prospect of another four years of Republican war-oriented footing. Both the Bush Administration and McCain were accused of war-mongering hysteria by political commentators including some conservatives when Russia rolled into Georgia.
One person who knows Senator Barack Obama better than most of us is the first wife of Barack’s father.
She has said she never dreamed that a Black man could become President of the United States but now believes her stepson’s “time has come”.
Kezia Obama, 67, who now lives in Bracknell, Berks, in England said: “This is young Barack’s moment. His time has come now. I feel it in my bones and I pray to the Lord that he will beat John McCain just as he beat Hillary Clinton. Hillary was a tough lady but I always knew it was his destiny to win.”
Mrs. Obama, who flew to the United States for her stepson’s wedding in 1992 and for his inauguration as a Senator just under four years ago, said she expects to be on the steps of the Capitol in Washington watching him be sworn in as President.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph here, Mrs. Kezia Obama said: “When I first met young Barack, it was like seeing my husband again. He was thin, like Barack Senior. He had his walk and his eyes, though of course his skin was lighter. When he spoke, he had the same smooth voice my husband had. The people at the airport were saying, ‘Barack is back’.”
Mrs. Obama said that her stepson would “unite the world” and be a president for more than just Americans. “We Obamas are a big family. There are all shades and I don’t even think of black or white. Young Barack understands that the world is like this.”
Mrs. Obama told the Daily Telegraph, that; she hoped that her stepson’s election to the White House would end racism. “He is black and white and he does not judge people by their color. That is the way his future should be. His father would have been very proud of him.”
Allimadi writes for The Black Star News from London.