Posted 7 Sep 2012 by Walaa Idris
President Obama acceptance speech was puzzling. First, and by comparison to his usual style it was rather flat, even though he was preaching to the converted. Which brings me to another peculiar thing with the speech; it offered nothing to independent and floating voters. Strange, because how does he think he won the 2008 election? Yes he energized and maintained his base, but it was undecided voters and those outside his base that won him his fabulous majority last time!
Thirdly, during the whole speech, he never once said what went wrong since Hope and Change ….! Never talked about the jobs he promised to create but failed to, or the businesses that went under on his watch. He did not say a word about the homes that were repossessed and the families that lost everything, he didn’t even talk about his legacy and pet project, Universal Health Care. Come to think about it, last night, President Obama said very little about what mattered to Jo Public and Middle America and talked loads about ‘just give me a second chance, because Michelle, Joe and Bill think I am a good man and will be better than the other guy’ !!!!
I never had any doubt that one day after the novelty in gone; the true Obama will have to stand naked for all to see his true substance. That day came last night in Charlotte, North Carolina.