Today is January 20, 2009 and we’re only about an hour away from swearing in Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America (and of course, the inverse of that is that W is down to his last 60 minutes of the worst presidency I hope I will ever have to endure in my lifetime). It’s one of those moments where I, personally, tend not to say much – because what you end up saying is all cliché, it’s all been said before, it ends up sounding trite in the face of the actual, amazing, historic occasion we’re being confronted with today. But…screw it…I am EXCITED, I am HAPPY, I am HOPEFUL, I cannot wait to see what this man is going to do with the all the trust and goodwill that we as a nation are investing in him. As a leader, Obama seems intent on unifying the country, and as a people, I think we want to unify, to be lead, to persevere towards making all our lives better, to achieve new and positive things. It’s about damn time. And I cannot wait to get started…
And I’ll say again what I said on November 5th, 2008 – I could not be any happier that Barack Obama is the first president that my son will remember.
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