Saturday, October 10, 2009

Poll: What is your reaction to President Obama's Prize?

Yesterday, I awoke eager to read the paper. A friend of mine told me that he had been interviewed for a story that would appear in yesterday's Chicago Tribune, and the story was a candidate for page one. Needless to say, I immediately checked the front page of the Chicago Tribune yesterday. If no big news happened, I was expecting to see my friend's article near the top of the Tribune webside.

But big news happened: President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.

As this Washington Post article points out, people had very different reactions to the news that President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. There was Greg Mankiw's cynicism, Barack Obama's apparent surprise, unwavering support and pride in Obama's new honor. Moreover, people wrote articles about the prize being an incentive (negative, positive), and Obama himself said it is a "call to action."

That brings me to the timely question of the week.

How does Obama's Peace Prize make you feel?

(a) Proud
(b) Confused
(c) Hopeful
(d) Angry

The poll is open for a week, so please vote and tell your friends to vote. I look forward to seeing the results.

Note: If you care to comment, feel free to use the comment box below, but keep in mind that comments are moderated, and I moderate hostile comments.

1 comment:

  1. I think that Pres. Obama is doing a wonderful job in changing the approach of U.S. Foreign policy, by opening the channels for the dialog, and cooperation between coutries, which ultimately will lead to the improvement of United States diplomacy. The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Obama is ultimately a message from the world, as a global community, in the sense that, the so called "Cawboy Foreign Policy, of Bush`s era are not acceptable.My vote is: I am "Hopeful".

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