It now seems clear that Obama will win the US electons. But unfortunately for him, he is the right man come too late. As the financial empire goes bankrupt, and the US becomes embroiled in a war against an enemy it neither can see, nor can it comprehend, Obama and McCain both keep saying they will do the same thing, just that they will do it better. No wonder. For there is little choice for the US but to fight a battle for survival in the next 2 years.
But Barrack Obama has an added problem. He has promised too much. He has promised to lead the US out of the current crisis back to the the ‘greatness’ of the yesteryears. He may not be saying that, but like Mandela, Barrack Obama inspires the confidence that everything will be fine.
But everything will not be fine…….,
…..and Obama can do little to change that. The ‘Empire” is already in it’s natural downward cycle. It is a historical imperative that the fall of Empires have been preceeded by financial bankruptcy and wars that just suck the energy out. Other ’empires’ are rising and challenging the US. Obama needs to be careful of the backlash when his promises just do not work. And then the hawks will be back. No empire gives up without a big war. It will take all of Obama’s negotiating skills to stop that, for I do not believe that the Democratic party itself will support him against the backlash. There are enough hidden hawks in the democratic party itself, and the angst ridden conflict between Hilary Clinton and Barrack Obama showed up enough rift in the party itself.
Obama’s should know that he will become the scapegoat in the backlash.