CommentIsLinked@LDV: Bridget Fox – 'Barack Obama lit up my bonfire night'

by Stephen Tall on November 8, 2008

Lib Dem Voice has mentioned before the distinct lack of liberal commentary in the mainstream media; but we do of course have many Lib Dems who contribute with varying degrees of regularity to national newspapers and magazines. Whenever these appear, LDV is delighted to link to them: simply drop us a line at voice@libdemvoice.org.

The latest blog of Bridget Fox, Lib Dem PPC for Islington South and Finsbury, is now live over at The Guardian’s website, discussing the drama of the US presidential election, and Lib Dem Islington council’s moves to create more affordable family housing. Read it in full here, but here’s an uplifting teaser:

In a generation that’s so sceptical about politics and politicians, this election gives us a renewed faith in democracy. Appropriate indeed on bonfire night. The reaction to the results showed a spirit of optimism, pride and dignity in both victory and defeat. At the lowest points of the campaign, Obama was accused of being soft on terrorists, on the enemies of the US and of democracy. In fact, his victory is the best refutation to those who oppose democracy: real participation and real change.