Henry Bean @ Huffington Post
(…)Obama is America’s hope, and possibly its last hope. Because if the nation, offered by some miracle a candidate of this caliber, turns him down in the usual access of cynicism, in terror of its own better nature, it will know what it is has done, and it will know implicitly that in doing so it has renounced itself. To pick Clinton or McCain over Obama is an act of despair. It is a way saying that the country is beyond redemption, so we might as well choose a candidate who expresses our despair, a candidate who employs the same low aspirations and brutal methods that have characterized our politics for the past generation. Yes, Clinton is exceedingly bright, and perhaps quite competent, but at a moral and a spiritual level, in matters of vision and leadership, she is simply another pol. McCain, though a decent man, seems to be even less than that. Together, they represent business as usual, and for the nation, at this crucial moment, business as usual constitutes despair, a firm conviction that we can do nothing truly to right this country, reinvigorate and renew our national purpose.
Achei interessante. Mas não sei se confio muito neste papo de esperança; para mim, a grande qualidade do Obama é o poder de agregação, ele tem um alcance realmente impressionante. Fora isso? Já disse, de início eu confiava mais na Hillary, mas achei que ela foi longe demais no querer ganhar as prévias, e agora acho que ela é apenas mais do mesmo – coisa que talvez o Obama possa não ser.
O McCain era a alternativa mais liberal entre os republicanos, o que significa, basicamente, merda nenhuma.