It is quite interesting to hear the perspectives of non Americans on the selection of President Obama for this honor.
However, the fact remains that President Obama will continue to be persecuted no matter what awards he receives by all sides of the political spectrum just because he is threatening the eroding fibers of the traditional approaches to politics. If any person is perceived as a threat of any kind, they are more than likely immediately seen as a threat by those who do not want things to change.
People will continue to question this selection because they want to oppose progress in any way possible. It would not surprise me if some protested or appealed this selection, just because they do not understand the steps that Obama is taking to BUILD.
In his inauguration address President Obama specifically stated that “it will get worse before it gets better”, which was an effort to brace the people for struggle necessary to get on the other side of victory. Anything worth having is worth fighting and sacrificing to achieve. Unfortunately, a significant mess was left for the current President to clean up before he could begin functioning in his “own” workshop!
The ability to forge ahead despite the nay sayers will invariably prove the sustainability of our President’s vision for the nation and our unified world.
I concur and rejoice the decision. Sometimes a little incentive is what a person who has been torn down, needs to rise like a Phoenix! Kudos Prez