Saturday, November 1, 2008

Americans are the true evolutionaries, constantly questioning, evolving, and changing

Surjit S Bhalla writes in BSI have been a political junkie from pre-teenage days. And political forecasts come with the territory, as well as being wrong. While I have got several political forecasts right, the one my friends (and enemies!) remember is the one I got spectacularly wrong — the 1991 Indian election in which I forecast that the Congress party, and Rajiv Gandhi, would easily win. The Congress won, but by a much lower margin than I had predicted.

It is redemption time. I have been forecasting an Obama win since early 2007. Many believed this was a forecast from the heart, but it was both — heart and head. The “head” part I will claim comes from an understanding of the American society — they eventually, and much faster than other societies, make the “right” decision. So thank you, America, for again providing leadership worthy of your heritage and your belief in “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.    

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