Barack Obama makes history again…this time on Facebook

| November 7, 2012

Unless you reside under a derelict double decker bus in London; a disused subway in the Bronx or somewhere deep in the hills of Guyana you will have heard Barack Hussein Obama has been re-elected president of the United States of America for a second term.

Charged with steering the United States out of arguably the worst recession since the 1930s; weaning the US off foreign oil; ending the war in Afghanistan; and repairing an unworkable immigration system, one would not be wrong in concluding the man has his work cut out for him.

His 20 minute victory speech, though very emotive in points spoke of his undenyable love for his country, his wife Michelle and his daughters Sasha and Malia, and not to mention their Portuguese Water Dog, Bo. Barack is described by his loyal Vice President and trusted friend Joe Biden as a compassionate and courageous man. These are by no means qualities of a loser, a bum or as we say in the Caribbean ‘a wotless man’ (Worthless man).

Barack and Michelle at the time of the announcement of his victory. Photo courtesy heart.co.uk

Is it then any wonder that this man, in spite of his ethnicity, who has so much going for him would win an election against an opponent who is vague about his business practices, holds the poor in contempt and wears  sacred underpants? I think not!

Barack’s academic and public service record speaks for itself and he is a man respected by his peers both at home and abroad. In fact the British had wagers on him to win the election over Mitt Romney and you know how conservative the Brits are…

Anyway the consensus for Caribbeans everywhere is one of relief and pride that he’s got another chance to finish the work he started and created another historic milestone – First black president of the United States to serve two terms.

But Barack hasn’t stopped there. He’s reported to have drummed up yet another first. The first person in Facebook history to be the subject of a photograph that received 2.5 million LIKES! Yes it was the photograph of him hugging Michelle at the time of the announcement of the news that he had been victorious.

Go Barack go! The Caribbean is behind you to succeed in your second shot at the White House but we’re also waiting quietly in the slips for news of your next ‘first‘.

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