Why the Obama hype leaves me cold

By Danny Caro
January 22, 2009

Excuse me for sounding ignorant but I can’t understand all the hype surrounding the inauguration of President Obama.

The media frenzy has reached ridiculous proportions with his every blink being covered over the past few days.

Obama has attended 10 celebratory balls but are 10 parties really necessary in the current climate? I think not. It’s worth remembering that we’re in the midst of a recession, a war in Iraq and turmoil in the Middle East. I certainly don’t feel like celebrating.

When Osama Bin Laden has been captured, al-Qaeda and Hamas downed, and knife crime in Britain disappears, then we’ll have every cause to raise a glass or two.

Using a footballing analogy, when Harry Redknapp took over at Spurs he was labelled ‘Harry Houdini’. As most managers do, Redknapp proved an instant hit but a couple of months into the job he realises that the problems at the club cannot be solved overnight.

Obama obviously knows what he’s got himself into but now the partying is over, reality might just kick in.


Geoffrey Paul

Thu, 01/22/2009 - 18:14

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I wonder if you would have been so mealy-mouthed if the new President had been the first Jew to be elected to that world leadership role? Come on man, get out there and smell the coffee...


Thu, 01/22/2009 - 18:23

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Don't you think that Tuesday's inauguration was one of those very few times that you can actually say that you were witnessing history? And if you listened to Obama's speech, you would have noticed that he did not shirk from saying that it was going to be tough. Au contraire, mon ami

Danny Caro

Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:19

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As we've learnt from the Labour party, talk is cheap.


Let's reconvene in a year and see what he can do.

Danny Caro

Fri, 01/23/2009 - 11:24

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His race or religion doesn't make a difference to me. You seem to have missed my point altogether.


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