This is slick, very slick – and impressive. This ‘informercial’, just released in the US, cleverly tugs at heart-strings. I just hope Obama remembers the ordinary people he talked about if he comes to power. But I am also sceptical to what extent he can actually reform the private health care industry (yes, its an industry, big business) or push through pro-people economic policies. Too often, populist politicians show a keen interest in the concerns of ordinary people only to disappoint when elected as they invariably pander to the interests of Big Business and lose touch with the hardships of the people on the ground who voted them into power.
I also hope Obama will keep his promise to end the war in Iraq. But I don’t know if he can escape – or even if he wants to – from the clutches of the military-industrial-media-complex and its desire to seize strategic control of foreign oil reserves.