‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast’ is a quotation that is attributed to Alexander Pope the 18th century British poet and that is the message conveyed by Obama to the huge gathering in Charlotte in North Carolina in his acceptance speech.
This has been reported in foxnews.com of dated 7th of September 2012.
Obama presented himself as a more mature, experienced, battle-tested choice – a man who is committed to provide a better life to his fellow Americans.
He cautioned that any other person would not be able to fit into the difficult role of the President, especially not he who has vague ideas about foreign policies and relationships. In this context, he made a passing reference to the gaffe ofon the London Olympics.
Obama outlined a tentative plan and specific goals – like recruiting 100,000 math and science teachers, cutting tuition growth in half, and cutting the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years.
He called upon the people to pose their faith and trust in a leadership that has been tested and proven instead of again trying to find out if a new alternative would work better.
He assured the people that the problems that Americans face can be solved- the challenges can be met. ‘The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place’, is how he phrased it.
A large number of voters appear to be disappointed by the state of the economy but are also not too sure whether the Republicans would be able to come up with a better solution.
Reactions of British press – (the Telegraph dated 7th September 2012) the British Prime Minister David Cameron is rooting for Obama’s victory – because ‘... Obama remains the cool kid on the international block. Cameron wants to spend the next two and a half years hanging out at baseball games and eating hot dogs with the Prom King. Not Mormon Mitt.... When Barack Obama wins, the line from Downing Street will be ‘Yes we can’.
Reactions from Russia – (the Wall Street Journal, 6th of September 2012) Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia feels that if Obama was re-elected for a 2nd term, it could help solve disputes over missile defense.
In the opinion of the WSJ –‘ ... in contrast to what had been viewed as a chilly attitude toward Mr. Obama, Mr. Putin called his U.S. counterpart ‘a genuine person’ who ‘really wants to change much for the better.’
‘... Mr. Romney said Russia was America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe." Mr. Putin said .... a Romney victory could complicate attempts to resolve Russia's opposition to the shield (of a possible missile attack from Iran)...
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