Observations of an American journalist in Azerbaijan, Russia and USA.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
An optimistic morning
I had the pleasure of watching Obama’s victory speech this morning, dubbed into Russian. As an American, I did feel the excitement – and the hope that “yes, we can.” And yes, it did make me feel proud to be an American. When a system is democratic – even imperfectly – the possibility of correcting gross mistakes exists. We must clean up the mess of the Bush administration – no mean feat – but we are not compelled to endure Republican misrule for another generation.