Layla’s Mixed Sorts

November 5, 2008

The day most of the world breathed a sigh of relief!

Filed under: Politics — laylanajia @ 6:13 pm


Since my 2nd post is about politics that doesn’t mean by any means that you’ll be reading more politics in my blog. I only talk/write politics when major things happen that just blow my mind away. A defining moment in American history, the first black US president taking the White House, the very same house that aroused and did nothing to the misery black people went through for centuries. Seeing the old African American people’s faces wet with tears after the results were out just gave me an extremely strong chill I’ve never felt before, and im certain it’s not even slightly close to what it felt like for them. If im happy at all of the outcome, Im happy for those people 

The way I observed the whole election wasn’t from a political point of view, but from a business and human psychology perspective. The way Obama’s remarkable flawless campaign was run utilized the fundamental concept of business marketing and it aroused and captured the human emotions, the young crowd in particular. President Obama was very charismatic in his campaign; he made people like ‘him’. He didnt run as the Black Candidate, but as the Change Candidate, thus everyone joined as one and voted for him: Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, realizing that the Republicans were actually the party that divided them. Now will he help make change happen? Help make ‘peace’ like he promised? History taught me not to believe so, but somewhere deep inside, I believe the next 4 years might be as surprising as today was.

Below is a link of a beautiful post entitled “ Tears, joy and Barack Obamas’s Victory” written by Sherrilyn A. Ifill, describing what it felt for her when she heard about the election results.



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