More Baracking needed. “The Hope of Audacity.”

Last night, sleeping with an earpiece in, I was able to keep subliminal track of the night's developments as expectation...

November 5, 2008

Last night, sleeping with an earpiece in, I was able to keep subliminal track of the night’s developments as expectation crystallised into certainty and then towards ‘that speech’.You can see the full text here via the Independent.You just can’t help but feel more optimistic listening to this.  It’s slick.  Very slick. Very, Very slick.”But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it’s been done in America for 221 years – block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand…[but]…it can’t happen without you, without a new spirit of service, a new spirit of sacrifice.”Ultimately we can and must give Barack Obama the benefit of the doubt, as he tries to steer America back to some form of global acceptability, but please let us not become cheerleaders to the pantomime.  Our deep-seated British scepticism is more than justified.We have applauded the audacity of hope.  Now we must hope for some audacity.         

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