Praise for Ops editor, Obama too

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Re: “Go ahead, love Obama despite our geography”
Jan. 27, 2009

To the editor:
I wanted to take a moment and praise Mallory Daley’s article in reference to Canadian’s views about the most recent presidential election in the United States.

As a dual citizen of the U. S. and Canada I have been fairly outspoken about my dislike of Barack Obama’s foreign policy towards Canada but for the first time in my life I was actually able to discuss this dislike publicly with, if I wanted, nearly every person I ran into on a daily basis. As a history student who is also interested in politics, I found myself often attempting to discuss Canadian or American political and historical issues with some of my roommates or friends on campus and often they could care less what I was saying, but during the U. S. presidential election this all changed.

I think Barack Obama should be praised, not just by Americans, but also by most of the world for his passion and desire to reach out to the masses and become the first ever African American to be elected as President of the United States. Like him or not, the man inspires people, unlike Harper, Layton, Ignatieff or any other Canadian politician in recent years and that is what I believe makes him, for lack of better words, a truly special individual. Now if only Canadians could somehow elect a leader that demanded our attention, then we might be talking about Canadian politics.
" Gregg French
History IV

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