Sunday, February 17, 2008

Who do you want to vote?

The presidential primaries are going on in the US.
Who do you want to vote to, if you are an American citizen?

I do vote to Senator Barack Obama.

I had majored British and American Studies in the college, and I had researched poverty and racial policies of President John F. Kennedy for the graduation thesis. In this research, I read books on Kennedy's policies, and researched all lines of his speeches. And my conclusion was that JFK, as a President of the United States, had not have any special achievement expect for the achievement of diplomatic problems such as Cuban Crisis.
But this conclusion was based on his assassination on the way of his presidential days, so we must consider that there were chances for him: He had couldn't work on several tasks that he had wanted to work on.

As you know, it is said that most of politicians model on JFK's speeches, and there are many great speeches. I would like you to watch this example of his speech transfered from YouTube. This is an latter half of his inaugural address. The original files are separated to two files; the first half and the latter half. In the end of this speech, there is a great and impressive speech, which I can never forget.

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country."
"My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
These phrases appear between 4:00 to 4:30 in this video.

On the other hand, how about Senator Obama?
I think that his speeches are very similar to those of JFK, and his speeches are composed by easy words and strong messages. Also the tempo of speech is similar to those of JFK.
Here is a sample of Senator Obama's Speech.

If he become the President of the United States, he will be the first Black President. But in his every speeches, I can't feel such excitement. I can only find intensive phrases that the US should be reunited in order to seek freedom and peace of human beings.

And, um, I only feel harshness from speeches of Senator Hillary Clinton.
Here is a sample.

Senator John McCain, a Republican candidate, don't make a speech. He is only whispering... LOL
I think that he will never be able to lead the US, such a big country.
Here is a sample.

Well, as I am so, I think that the most of the US citizens are feeling images of JFK thorough Senator Obama's speeches.

I think he is the only one candidate who can change the US to a good country in this world: not a police of the world, but one of the citizen of the world.

If I have a citizenship of the US, I surely will do vote to Obama.

Obama '08!













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