A Day of Some Significance

I know that not everyone in the country is thrilled about today. I have heard people say (snarkily) that this is a coronation, not an inauguration. Which is silly, I think – just because some people are excited about the new president doesn’t make us want a king (any more than George W. supporters really wanted him to be king, I’m assuming)! I am only really excited about royalty from other countries.

I am excited about today, though. I honestly thought the last 8 years took the country in a completely wrong direction – between the unwarranted wiretapping & the “interrogation techniques” – things really got scary bad. I don’t know how much of the current economy I can blame on the last president, but I do feel that the wars that we’re in right now might have something to do with the administration of Ex-President Bush.

I don’t think he’s evil, but I think he is petty & that he surrounded himself with a lot of people with questionable moral character.

I think that President Obama will have a hard time living up to the almost unrealistic expectations that many people have – but I think that the one thing he gave a lot of people was the hope that he talked about so much on the campaign trail.

Even if President Obama is never anything more than a mediocre leader, I think that his influence will go further – he’s made a lot of people excited & he got a lot of people to vote FOR someone, rather than against someone else. He is a charismatic man who can speak in complete articulate sentences, and maybe this makes me a bit of an elitist (I also like arugula and won’t drink macrobrews), but I like that he seems smart. I think it will take a smart man to get this country back on the right track.

And I, for one, am excited to see what happens over the next few years.

Congratulations, President Obama! I hope to toast your presidency tonight, if I ever get home from work.

12 responses to “A Day of Some Significance

  1. Here, here!!

    A proud moment for our nation.
    I keep getting misty while haf-working, half watching the inauguration.
    I hope my clients don’t start calling until AFTER the mist-inducing festivities.

  2. you’d really hate me if you saw my feet. they are so nast right now that the only way i could wear the louboutins is if i had wool socks on. i have so many black toe nails it looks like im going goth with the nail polish. oh yeah, and the blister so big people assume i have six toes.
    all my money went to shoes…. and i can’t afford a pedicure!

  3. Great day!! I am very happy and hope Obama can slowly change the mistakes of 8 years!!!

    Great post! Thansks!

  4. Cheers to that.
    And to your 10 miler the other day.

  5. Hey…POM stole my comment…oh well…

    Cheers to this post! (there it was a little different)

  6. Amen! (said with the same enthusiasm as Rev. Joseph Lowery at the end of today’s benediction!)

    And awesome job on the ten-miler!

  7. I had chills the entire time he was giving his speech. It’s so exciting that we can finally call him President Obama!

  8. Cheers!

  9. I totally agree with you!! I think the last 8 years were a total disappointment. Seriously. I am looking forward to the next 4, though. With excitement, hope and a little bit of nervousness, too… 🙂

  10. Hey, I like arugula and have little love for macrobrews myself! I agree with your other comments too. While I generally like to keep out of politics (that’s the Ambitious One’s specialty after all), I love the message and feelings of hope Obama brings despite the seemingly troubled times. All that said, we shouldn’t overlook history: macrobrews have played an important part in some of my early drinking days and can taste good in very particular circumstances perhaps if on draft and if ice cold.

  11. great writing! i agree with you completely too. and justin just made me laugh.

  12. I am so happy I will be able to listen to our president’s speeches and not want to throttle him… and not just on policies but the fact that Bush can not give a speech… and yeah I get the impression that Obama is smart and articulate and does bring hope ….