Obama’s unique achievement ignored

(Canascene)  — No sooner had Barack Obama been awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize than  detractors were asking “why?”

They, and others who seek to belittle the President forget that during the 2008 campaign Barack Obama’s unique achievement was to persuade a majority of Americans that their nation sorely needed change and that a Democratic win could kickstart that change.

Whether in the last analysis, Obama will be the true agent of change depends on much political debate and infighting but the very fact that this man dared to challenge the status quo, and won surely was sufficient to guarantee him the Nobel Peace prize.


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