Thursday, 5 June 2008
Congratulations to Obama! Kudos to Hillary too
Finally after a long 17 month campaign, Obama became the first black nominated for President.
Both Obama and Hillary had been through what is believed to be the most fought battle :)
Both did remarkably well, they truly understood the spirit and character when it comes to fighting in politics. Both of them spoke with so much charisma and flair, I was so deeply touched affected by their speeches.
This is what our leaders lack, at least to me. How many of our Minsters had actually fought and achieved what they have today? Did they fight to win that GRC when most of them were walk-overs?
Whenever I see, not all but some of them speaking on National TV, I cannot help but felt that it was read off from a script. The delivery of speeches were disappointing and not convincing. A good speech should be one that makes people involved and hungry for more. Sad to say, I don't have that experience at all.
Gone were people like Goh Keng Swee, Chia Thye Poh, Lim Chin Siong, etc, who really fought and made what Singapore is today. I don't deny that Lee Kuan Yew has a part to play in the success of Singapore however, we must not forget the rest who made it possible. LKY cannot be the only who did it! He is no Superman!
The question now is, how is Singapore going to maintain and continue to prosper under our current leaders who have got no or minimal fighting experiences? A country whereby as long as you are academically inclined, you can lead, is this right? Is this the kind of leader qualities that we are looking at?
I'm aware that this post was written in a pretty disorganised manner....my thoughts were all over the place. Well, that's what a blog is all about, isn't? You pen down what you feel and just let your thoughts flow :)
Back to Obama :) Related links:
Obama makes history, clinches Democratic nomination
'America, this is our time,' vows victorious Obama
Ecstatic supporters celebrate Obama's historic victory
Posted by Lilian is ... at 21:30