The skinny kid with the funny name just made history today, like up there with the landing of the first man on the moon. An African-American has a realistic shot at becoming the 44th President of the USA and basically the leader of the Western World.
Who would have thunk it? America, I dips me lid, you are growing up. Grandpa v the new kid on the block, interesting times ahead.
The pundits will chew over the reasons why the kid beat the First Lady (unless she has a very strong ace up her sleeve) but I reckon it all comes down to pronouns. The I, me, we, us and our of the language of their campaigns.
In their respective speeches on Tuesday night Obama used I and /or me 22 times, Hilary used I and/or me 73 times. Obama used we/us/our 80 times, Hilary used we/us/our 40 times.
Recalls that great line from JFK, “Don’t ask what my country can do for me, but rather, what can I do for my country” or words to that effect.