Comments on: Obama “experienced our soul”-Indonesian president http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/11/14/obama-experienced-our-soul-indonesian-president/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Bethany http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/11/14/obama-experienced-our-soul-indonesian-president/comment-page-1/#comment-385889 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:36:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=13864#comment-385889 This article represents how our Preseident Elect Barack Obama can bring the world together. To have other nations celebrate your victory in your own country is something to cherish.Hopefully, people in the U.S. can also see that we have a man with a huge diverse cultural background and that he can connect with this country and every aspect. I am proud to say that this country has changed enough to let a man that had a white mother and a Kenyan father and has the middle name Hussein become our leader.

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By: Loren http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/11/14/obama-experienced-our-soul-indonesian-president/comment-page-1/#comment-385883 Tue, 18 Nov 2008 18:12:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=13864#comment-385883 Americans as well as the rest of have high expectations for the Obama administration. We are hopeful that we well experience less of the dehumanization like that exhibited in Jay’s comment on the 16th. When one dehumanizes a group they dehumanize themselves in the act.

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By: dickhcolo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/11/14/obama-experienced-our-soul-indonesian-president/comment-page-1/#comment-385869 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 18:02:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=13864#comment-385869 The international appreciation of Barack was an “open secret” among those many of us who worked so hard during the campaign as volunteers. Our focus was direct to the voters on the issues. We were constantly instructed to avoid personal attacks and to discuss the many points published on the issues. We did not discuss race – it was not pertinent to the election.
We did know that the non-Anglo face and the “funny” (to most Americans) name, Barack Hussein Obama, would change the view of The United States of America the moment his election was announced. We truly are a polyglot country around 40% non “white” and the “whites” are from many different ethnic groups. While predominantly Christian, we have had a very wide diversity of religions for fifty years or more.

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By: Deogratias http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/11/14/obama-experienced-our-soul-indonesian-president/comment-page-1/#comment-385854 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:29:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=13864#comment-385854 The Obama’ victory means a lot not for African people but all folks around the globe.

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By: Jay http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/11/14/obama-experienced-our-soul-indonesian-president/comment-page-1/#comment-385843 Sun, 16 Nov 2008 14:31:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=13864#comment-385843 It is good for Indonesians to be proud of his staying at Indonesia for four years.

But I am skeptic about the Muslim fanatics like the one commented above. Those unreasonable creatures (not human beings) divide human beings in the name of religion as Muslims, Christians and Buddhists.

Obama’s election to US president was due to his wide acceptance as a human being, not as a Muslim and he holds that value high. Not because of the other way the silly insects of fanaticism thinks.

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By: ftavo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/11/14/obama-experienced-our-soul-indonesian-president/comment-page-1/#comment-385842 Sun, 16 Nov 2008 09:47:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/?p=13864#comment-385842 For an american president to be cherished already by the most populous muslim nation in the world augurs pretty well for the future of US-Islamic relation. Obama’s diverse background will ensure that he will be far more perceptive and understanding than his predecessor towards muslim nations and that bodes well for peace in the world.

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