It has been a week, and I still can’t believe it.
A week ago I sat in my recliner and witnessed history.
I was awake by 7 a.m. to watch the coverage of the inauguration.
I saw everything from the throngs of people arriving prior to the event. I saw Chief Justice John Roberts flub the oath of office, and I saw President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the many inaugural balls.
It was incredible to witness. I just hope everyone understands the magnitude of what took place.
Whether you voted for him or not, it was a historic election.
To be the first black man elected as president of the United States of America is no small feat.
Obama is the 44th president in our nation’s history, whether some people like it or not.
Of course, it seems most people like it seeing as he did win the election.
With displeasure over his predecessor’s job while in office, Obama is a national hero just because of what he represents — change.
Is that good or bad or right or wrong? I don’t know, but regardless, he does seem to have hero status, especially since you can buy Obama trading cards at places like Wal-Mart and www.whitehouse.gov got a sweet face lift.
Will he come through on his promises and plans?
That remains to be seen, just as the judgment of President George W. Bush’s legacy will have to wait to the levied until historians have access to everything from his two terms as president.
For the sake of our country, I hope Obama comes through, and I have faith that he will.
In his first days in office, he accomplished a lot.
Granted, some of it carried more of a symbolic weight; however, the country is electrified with the prospects of the Obama administration.
He needs to tackle the economy . . . quickly. And he appears to be trying to do just that.
With such an overwhelming support from the country as a whole right now, the game is his to lose.
I wish him the best, and I hope everyone in this nation can unite around his ideals and see the good he is trying to accomplish.
No matter your political stance, I urge you to keep and open mind and see what this 47-year-old president can do.
He’s already made history once, so what’s to stop him from doing it several more times during his presidency?
He has given hope to thousands of minorities who thought their glass ceiling of accomplishment was much lower than president of the United States.
Obama shattered that glass with the power of the people behind him.
With that kind of force and momentum, the sky truly is the limit.
Godspeed, Mr. President.