Is it tonight or tomorrow our time? The coronation of King Obama of the United States of America? A phrase that keeps coming into my head is, 'the great white hope', but I think it is inappropriate, besides, I don't really know what it means.
How about this one, 'Never have so many been disappointed......', I forget the rest.
Expect a stunning speech from Obama. He is a fine orator.
Like another widely admired black person, Nelson Mandela, Obama will disappoint so many people when nothing really changes. The blacks will remain poor. Good health care will remain a privilege of the rich. Religion will still interfere in every which way. Rich people will get richer, poor people will become relatively poorer. Wars will continue. The thirst for oil unrequited. The big picture environmental questions unanswered.
But just for one day, I will have faith that Barak Obama is the new messiah.