Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I Need an Obama!

It's that time of year here in the UK: Election Time! Coming up in a few weeks' time, the country will vote on who they want to be their leader. Do we want hang-dog Gordo, who looks as if he's been hit in the face with a pot, or do we want Cameron whose 'Power to the People' included such gems as 'Hug a Hoodie'? Or do we want... um, the other guy, whose name no-one can ever remember?

Is there even any difference between them? The Conservatives have become Liberal, the Liberals Conservative, and the Liberal Democrats -- well, who really knows what the heck the stand for. And the UKIP and BNP aren't exactly viable options. I joked the other day that I may vote BNP and, as an immigrant, offer to kick myself out to help them achieve their party platform of getting rid of non-natives (I'm putting it crudely, yes, but they put it rather crudely, too).

What we need in this country is a British-style Obama. Someone to inspire us, to draw us out of our apathy and get us out to vote. But sadly, that's not going to happen this time around.

Someone give me a coin to toss...!

6 comments:

Nedine Says said...

Sadly, Americans( yes,I are one) always think they want an inspirational charismatic President. We elected one and are now in the inevitable process of tearing him down to size, the other great American pastime. Truth be told, we don't really know what we want, we just always want what we don't presently have.

Ann said...

It seems to be a global wide cry. Good luck with the coin!

Short Poems said...

Good luck,you have great blog :)

Marinela x

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm not giving you Obama, but you can the Tea Party. I'll even throw in Sarah Palin.

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'Cross the Pond said...

The election is so under the radar here - there are no ads on TV and the candidates seem very ordinary and uninspired.