I am excited and thrilled to be a party to making history and really concerned about the load this man has taken on his shoulders. He has youth and strength and he is going to need every ounce of it to face the problems and tribulations of our poor, tattered nation.
JFK had his rocking chair and I will bet that President-Elect Obama might need to sit in one, himself, before too long. He has inherited a mess. Between Iraq, the economy, our right to choose...well, the list is a long and hard one.
I worry about his safety what with the prevalence of skinheads, Nazis and a still-active KKK in our country, I will constantly pray that he is under good protection. I thank God that we have Joe Biden to step in in case the worst happens, but pray that it won't be necessary. I urge tight and intense security by the Secret Service. I also thank God that Sarah "You Betcha" Palin is not just a cardiac infarction away from the Oval Office. That would have been a national nightmare.
I hope, now, that ALL Americans will rally behind OUR President. He is not just the President of the African-Americans or the Democrats. He is all our fine words, our protestations of equality and lack of bias, our good ideas and righteous laws, Amendments to the Constitution and claims of open minds and free spirits come to fruition. I, for one, will be doing all in my power to support him and our Congress through the horrible minefield that has been left for them by the worst administration in my memory. I remember Harry Truman so my memory is a long one.
This is something I thought I would never see in my lifetime...either a woman and/or a person of a minority race attaining the highest office in the land. Since that has been shown to be doable, can the efforts of SMAAC be any less doable? Suddenly, I am much more optimistic about that issue.
Hubby, who voted for Obama, will have to go to work, today, and face his fanatically right-wing boss. He will do so, silently and with a small smile upon his face. I wish I could be there. And to my sons, one raised, one reunited, both McCain supporters.......
I love you, both and ....neener, neener, neener! Heh heh.