Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

Today Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  He was apparently chosen as the recipient just two weeks into his presidency when he had achieved… nothing.  When he had brought peace to… nowhere.  It seems like this was an award for potential. I like Obama.  I think he has courage and vision and a Read More …

Today…

Today history is made.  Dreams become reality.  Hope triumphs. It was good to watch the ‘We Are One’ concert at Lincoln’s feet where celebrities and singers paid respect to the President Elect.  Only one of them took the chance to remind Barack Obama of the task that lies ahead.  Only one band were brave enough Read More …

Words

I’m not American.  I’m Scottish and I wouldn’t trade that for anything… but I’ve said before, my dream job would be Sam’s in the West Wing – writing speeches for the President. Obama’s speech writer is 26 years old Jon Favreau.  That’s right, he’s 26.  He obviously has one of the most gifted orators in Read More …

Powered by Hope

America lived up to the promise of the Declaration of Independence last night.  This was the day that America grew up.  This was the day that the promise that all men are created equal was realised. Change was the message, but I think in the end that people voted for Hope.  They voted for the Read More …

Vote

If you live in America then today you have the chance to make the world a better place. I’ll repeat that. If you live in America then today YOU have the chance to make the world a better place. How many days like that come along?  Not many.  And when they do you really have Read More …

Obama meets Bartlet

From the NY Times 20 Sep 2008. Aaron Sorkin reminds us why the West Wing was/is the best TV show EVER. BARACK OBAMA knocks on the front door of a 300-year-old New Hampshire farmhouse while his Secret Service detail waits in the driveway. The door opens and OBAMA is standing face to face with former Read More …