Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The United States of America has a fairly unique claim to fame. Every 4 years we trudge out to the polls after enduring endless tongue wagging and silly promises and elect a new leader for the nation.
Here comes the cool part:
The change of power comes without anybody firing a shot in anger.
We get to vote for a leader, the majority wins, and the minority accepts this and wishes the new president well. Take a look down through history - it will help you with the proper level of amazement you should have.
So here is my sincere hope and wish for a successful presidency for Barak H. Obama, soon to be the 44th president of the United States. May his presidency be all of the things that the people hope for. And let us dispel once and for all the idea that America is a racist nation. After all, a bunch of White Christians just elected a black man with an Arabic name in the first non incumbent race since 9/11. And his plurality extended across every income bracket. Truth certainly is stranger than fiction.
But the election is over. The People have spoken.
The banking crisis has passed (judging from LIBOR drop of 17 days in a row).
The Energy Crisis is still with us.
Now is the time to communicate with our elected representatives, because the honeymoon won't last. And time is of the essence.
Mentatt (at) yahoo (dot) com
Posted by The Short Story Man at 4:28 AM