January 20, 2009. Finally the day has come where the very vocal W haters can take those 1-20-09 bumper stickers off their car!
It also means the doubters of the now President Obama will sarcastically start saying, “Here comes the change!” The thing most of them will probably not realize is that some of “the change” has already happened. The view other countries around the world, friendly and not so friendly, have of the US has been changed. They know they have someone in the White House that they can respect and who actually understands the issues going on. I’d say that’s a change.
President Obama has been trying to level off the uber-high expectations that are on him by saying how it’s going to be a long road, it won’t be easy, and we the people need to take responsibility. 2009 will, by most accounts, be a rough year economically. But that does not mean the idea of hope and a return to prosperity are out of the question. If this country fails to get back on its feet, it won’t be because of a lack of competent leadership in the White House.
Obama is a more than a president. He’s a symbol that this is not just a country; it’s also an idea that through hard work, great things can be achieved. Good luck Mr. President! You’ll need some…