Opinion: From our readers - ... but his achievement has yet to reach the UK

Like millions around the world, I stayed up to hear Barack Obama announced as the next President of the US.

Your article (News, 7 November) refers to a 20-strong UK delegation at the Democratic Party's Florida HQ and refers to 'the UK PR fraternity'. Does this reflect the object of all the affection and admiration, the 44th US President?

If the UK PR fraternity is represented by those who appear on these pages every week, in the PR Week Awards 2008 and at most PR events I attend, it does not reflect Obama or his achievement as the first African-American President. It took 45 years from Martin Luther King's famous speech - what will it take here in the UK? (See Alex Hilton, right)

Kike Biye, freelance PRO

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