Can you? There is one candidate in the race for the next US presidency who advertises with the slogan: “Change” and “Yes we can” – Barack Obama. For me there is one reason why I think it might be interesting to see him in office, instead of John McCain: the death penalty.
While I hold it with Gore Vidal otherwise, who stated in the 1970s:
[…] here is only one party in the United States, the Property Party…and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. (Gore Vidal)
… Obama may have the guts to lead the US into modern times and abolish capital punishment after all.
Given the list of countries in which the death penalty is still exercised, the US government and the people living there should have asked themselves long ago why they are in such a bad company.
If he wins, he can try to prove his point …
PS: Yes I know the publicly stated stance Obama has – yet it will be interesting.