Who’s a believer and who’s careful about their predictions for the newly elected President of the US? Let’s see what Serbian or Serbian-based bloggers think.
Media Mix and Tamburix have been preoccupied mostly by the new media’s role in the election, such as blogs and twitter. Media Mix reminds us of the previous elections when blogs just came into play, and Tamburix can’t wait for the next presidential campaign to see what the future technologies will bring.
Trzisno Resenje bloggers have been mostly critical of Obama and continue to be skeptical of his “socialistic” economy program and “collectivism”. This is a libertarian blog (the only one in Serbian that I know of), so this point of criticism shouldn’t surprise you.
Pop Kitchen doesn’t like all the publicity in medias which also spilled over to many social networks she’s using so that we were all exposed to many information we don’t actually need to know, such as “when will each state in US finish voting. All this coming from a country where half of the citizens believe that Europe is one country.”
Agit Pop has been rooting for Obama since log time ago and she’s thrilled that he finally won.
Ivan Marovic gives his interesting theory of Obama’s success: “He won because he is compatible with the American Dream – he is not a descent of a slave, but of an immigrant, just like the majority of non-blacks in the US.”
Jasmina Tesanovic remembers how she felt when Bush won and gives us her letter in English to her “imaginary American Friend.”
Other English blogs have mostly mixed feelings towards Obama’s ability to change America for the better – Jonathan and Marko, as well as Chris Farmer.
I could safely say that this type of “mixed feelings” and skepticism are the best description of general Serbian public stand of Obama’s election win, after reading numerous comments on many blogs, forums and news websites.
As for me, I rooted for Obama from the beginning. Not because McCain was such a bad candidate – anyone is better than Bush – but simply because I liked Obama better. Since I’m an optimist, I truly believe that a smart person can and will change something.
Besides, believing that nothing will change is too easy to do. If you say that nothing will change, and If you happen to be right, you can say “I told you so!”
But if you are wrong, well… you don’t really loose anything. It’s a win-win situation, a safe bet. And I don’t like safe bets. They’re boring.