Indonesian bloggers are rallying behind US Presidential hopeful Barak Obama in a unique way – through a Facebook group called Indonesia for Obama '08. Although they naturally cannot vote, they are nevertheless making their voices heard.
The group, which so far has 250 members and counting, describes itself as:
We are Indonesian, we know our vote doesn't count, but we will vote with our heart.
We believe that America still is and should always be a land of OPPORTUNITY, a place of EQUALITY and HOPE.
We believe that Barack Obama should be the next American President!
Writing to the group, Kukuh Tw says:
if Obama failed, we, indonesian blogger will build party and ask him to be next candidate indonesian president for 2009-2014
Jesse Armand notes:
It's time for USA to make a change, to show that USA is not the evil that a lot of people thought of.
Gawain Arthur cannot agree more and adds:
Faith, Hope, and Love. I believe on them. Under Obama administration, the US will be on the right track, and come to her utopia! Stand for change!
Heru Susetyo further explains:
I strongly support Obama, not just because He used to live in Indonesia and I used to live in Illinois, but largely because he condemns Iraqi war and fighting for minority rights, so go for it Obama !
Meanwhile, Dyah Meirina Rimenta cannot hide her happiness as she writes:
Obama Leads Hillary ! Yeahh!
And Andrian Dwiadmodjo is impressed with Obama's linguistic skills and remarks:
His story of becoming a strong candidate is like a fairy tale. And thank God US can finally have a (future) president that can speak proper English.