Jan. 20th, 2009

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Obama must not rest on his laurels

By David Espo

History surely will remember President Barack Obama as the first US black to sit in the White House. But success in his term will depend on his accomplishments rather than on the colour of his skin.
He takes office with friendlier majorities in Congress than any chief executive since Lyndon Johnson and confronts economic challenges unrivalled since the era of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


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Published on the Web by IOL on 2009-01-20 21:29:47


For once, an article that does not choke on hero worship. I like Obama so far, he has shown to be intelligent, self-aware and politically astute. Am I convinced he'll be a good president? He has some really good qualities for making a good president, but only time will tell if that is true. Even the best candidates fail, but with the US being in financial crisis, involved in an unpopular war far from home,  having indulged  in an aggressive foreign policy, etc I would not recommend to put on those party hats just yet. 

Of course, history has a different take on things. It is often kinder to fools then to good men.

 

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