Although Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama have their own set of unusual but at the same time befitting and advantageous circumstances, the former is a female candidate and the latter is a Black, Obama’s speech made him all the more outstanding and controversial. I guess it is imperative to include this certain topic inside my essay because it spoke of so much issue that had loomed our nation’s atmosphere ever since Senator Obama started his presidential campaign. Obama’s speech spoke of racial difficulties.
I must say that Obama has a lot of “guts” to open a very contemporary yet old issue that has stained our nation for more than two centuries. I am not talking of the depression of the Blacks; they were already given their own rights to cherish. Rather, I’m pertaining to the unspoken – or ill spoken – issue of the Black’s authority in handling high positions. Can Obama put a period to this issue by being the very first Black president? Although Obama is not a pure Black him self, it is impressive how he stands for his people. I like how he worded his “middle” status.
The uncertainty of his standing didn’t stop him from being certain of his purpose: to be a president not for a certain group of people only, but of the whole nation (although I’m not saying that it is the full extent of his agenda, it still is an answer to that matter). He is a product of America’s democracy, that’s all I can say about his “colorful” and unbiased background. As for me, I believe in America’s democracy and what it stands for. And like what Senator Obama said in the beginning of his speech, the answer to the slavery question had been answered a very very long time ago when Americans decided to establish a democratic country.
It just needs time to perfect its purpose. Maybe Senator Obama realized it himself – he had won so much support by just opening the topic that marked his personality. And by this he get rid himself of so much unwanted issues and at the same time gave him an unattainable “edge” for his fight for presidency. Although he might have overused his own background as an advantage for his campaign, it is remarkable how he used his weakness to draw a very moving strength. I cannot say that I am his supporter but I wouldn’t be surprised if a year from now I would call him Mr. President