Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Giant Leap for Humanity? says Obama represents a giant leap for humanity - as noted by a Haitian born governor of a Canada province. My comments below:

Sadly, Haiti chose poorly in its approach to governance and policy for a century or more. It chose short term solutions to every crisis and now it is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere - maybe the world. Same island - across the fence is Dominican Republic : better off by 50 times. I don’t think I’d want to compare the “success” of Haiti with the potential for Obama’s “African American” presidency. There must be a better example for comparison. Although - it seems to me - as a rule - Democrats in America often look for the quick solutions that seem to perpetually fail the people - while the Republicans seem to take a longer-term approach for solutions that EVENTually solidify a base for prosperity for most. In that way - maybe D.R. and Haiti can be compared?
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