Mentre seguiamo la campagna elettorale italiana lasciateci per un momento rivolgere lo sguardo altrove. A Washington, dove Barack Obama ha appena prestato giuramento tenendo un discorso che (inevitabilmente) si rivolge anche a noi.
Secondo Peter Baker, che ne ha scritto sul New York Times, il Presidente ha delineato una visione per i liberal:
If the president was wistful, his message was firm. He largely eschewed foreign policy except to recommend engagement over war, and instead focused on addressing poverty and injustice at home. He did little to adopt the language of the opposition, as he has done at moments in the past, and instead directly confronted conservative philosophy.
“The commitments we make to each other — through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security — these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us,” he said. “They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.”
The phrase, “nation of takers,” was a direct rebuke to Republicans like Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, last year’s vice-presidential nominee, and several opposition lawmakers took umbrage at the president’s tone.
C’è perfino chi sostiene che Obama potrebbe rivelarsi il Reagan dei democratici.
Staremo a vedere. Nel frattempo godetevi il video.