20 January 2009

A New Hope

Today is an amazing day in the history of humanity. I don't think there is much more than needs to be said than that. Everybody who sees it, and many of those who won't, will remember where they were at 12:00pm on this date in history, when the powers of the President of the United States of America were transferred to Barack Obama. For many, this is an event that they never believed they would see in their lifetimes. For myself, it is an amazing moment that I did not believe I would see at this point in my lifetime--I believed that he was maybe 4 to 8 years away, that he was too inexperienced at this point in his career to be ready, that either Clinton would beat him in the primary or that he would come up short in the general election. I have no problem admitting that I was wrong and that I underestimated what an incredible figure he has become in such a short time. He represents the very best of America. It is a testament to his character, his ideas, his ideals, his values, and his amazing broad appeal that he advanced that timetable.

Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

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