I liked what he said and agreed with his words, especially the part of how Americans and Europeans have come to distrust one another, but in reality need each other and live common lives and have common goals. I'm just not convinced he means what he says. He seems to tell people what they want to hear and I'm not sure how much he will back up his talk if he becomes President. But I do like his approach to the world, one that hasn't been tried for decades, so I am willing to give him my vote and give his words a chance to succeed.
One thing that bothers me is how he played up to the Jewish vote back in America while he was in Israel. He went to the wailing wall and wore a white yarmulke, which is fine. But when he was visiting with Muslims, he did not wear the scarf or visit a mosque. If you want to be a peace negotiator for these two cultures, you need to show you do not favor one side over the other. Now I understand why he didn't wear a Muslim scarf, but its the same reason why he did wear a yarmulke....votes.
Another reason Obama currently has my vote, is that he has stated he wants to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy for gays in the US military, while McCain wishes to keep the status quo. But I have to wonder if he really means what he says when he seeks changes and more freedoms for gays and lesbians in America or if he was again saying what people wanted to hear because he was going against Hillary Clinton who had great support from gays and lesbians.
The world is ready for a change and I hope he is the man he says he will be to help the world make that change.