Um ano depois da histórica noite da vitória de Obama, em que milhões choraram ao ver cumprida a promessa de «mudança para a América», o que resta do sonho?
Hoje, no Washington Post, Eugene Robinson descreve exactamente aquilo que penso e gostaria de ter escrito:
«It's been a year since a healthy majority of American voters elected Barack Obama to change the world. Which is precisely what he's doing.
Like many people who desperately want to see the country take a more progressive course, I quibble and quarrel with some of President Obama's actions. I wish he'd been tougher on Wall Street, quicker to close Guantanamo, more willing to investigate Bush-era excesses, bolder in seeking truly universal health care. I wish he could summon more of the rhetorical magic that spoke so compellingly to the better angels of our nature.
But he's a president, not a Hollywood action hero.»
Happy anniversary, Mr. President.