It's official now, Obama is the 44th president of the United States, and for sure the Egyptian bloggers have mixed opinions about the new president of the world … ehm … USA.
Ahmed Doreiny wrote here how Obama's victory was so obvious.
اللجان الانتخابية في نيويورك، يجعلني أقول لكم أن أوباما ينافس نفسه تقريبا.
كل الشباب في اللجان الانتخابية يقولون: أوباما..السيدات الثلاثينيات والاربعينيات يقلن :أوباما..يرتدون التي شيرتات التي تحمل صورته،يتحدثون عن التصويت له كما لو كان أمرا بديهيا.
The youth everywhere were calling his name, ladies in their thirties and forties were calling his name too and putting on t-shirts with his picture. They all were speaking as if voting for him is obvious.
Also Sara – One Long Road – wrote here welcoming Obama:
I hope he's sincere and honest and true.
Being the first African-American President, he should have a lot of eyes watching him and a lot of pressure which I think he shouldn't give in to.
While Mohaly wrote here:
I am not dreaming that US president will care about us, coz it is all about benefits in politics. But I am really happy that Obama won the presidency because he is a symbol of someone who challenged everyone, came over taboos and granted stuff, and was persistent enough to plan and reach his goals.
I respect the American people who had the guts to know that they were wrong for the last 8 years and it is about time to fix their mistake (67% of states voted for change)!
Obama is a really an international president, born in Hawaii, has african father, had his childhood in Asia, and is an American citizen…. black father, white mother…. Muslim father, secular mother, and Christian child… it is rare to find all these stuff in one person.
And finally “An Egyptian” has a different opinion here:
I wish Obama you drop dead before you become the US president.
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