A country holds its breath.
A world holds its breath.
A week from now the Americans will be waking up and getting ready to go to the polls.
Obama vs McCain.
It should be a simple result.
The polls have Obama with up to a 12 point lead.
Time magazine has called it.
Paddy Power, a betting agency in Europe, has paid out all bets for an Obama win.
Why am I so nervous?
Well, this morning we find out that 2 Neo-Nazi skinheads were plotting to kill Obama by driving straight towards him and firing their shotguns with a car that has a swastika on it and the numbers ’88’ standing for ‘Heil Hitler’.
There was also this postcard on postsecret.
(the covered section presumably says “matter of time”)
A comment on this card was made…..that hopefully the person who sent this in was not…planning anything.
All this from a country where an 8 year old boy:
a) is allowed into a gun show for free.
b) is allowed to shoot an uzi at targets.
c) ‘accidently’ shots himself in the head.
So you can see why I’m nervous.
The USA and the world are on the brink of something special.
Let’s hope that nothing screws that up.