In case you missed it, the United States went and got itself a new President yesterday. I heard there were a few people who showed up to watch. I think it made the news. I know that world events over the past several years haven’t been the easiest thing to deal with for the country, but for the first time that I can really remember, our leader isn’t the object of jokes and scorn. I’m not proclaiming that all of our problems are now solved, or the worst of everything is automatically over, but I have hope.
Maybe it’s the fact that Rhiannon and I will be welcoming a new life in to the world later this year, but I care a little bit more about what happens than I have before. We have retirement accounts. We have a mortgage. We have an obligation to make the world a better place than it is today.
I hope that this administration lives up to ideals and promises made during the campaign. I don’t need to agree with every decision that will be made, but I hope that four years from now, I can still feel optimistic about the direction the nation is headed. There is an excitement about a president that I’ve never experienced.
"Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America." -Barak Obama
As cynical as I am about politics and people who go to meetings and talk too much for a living, I believe it. I hope that fifty years from now, I hope this is seen as a turning point for America to be a nation united rather than a nation divided. Count me in.
Yes we can.