It has finally hit home with me that Barack Obama really is going to be the 44th President of the United States. Of course we all have been aware of this since the November election. But for me, George Bush has still been President. I, for one, am so glad to see Bush leave the White House (no need to go into details – his record speaks for itself). Dubbya, don’t let the door hit ya’ on the way out.
Tonight, I am unbelievably excited about the future. It really is happening. Obama will be sworn in tomorrow morning, and it will signal a new era in American history. For me, this is the first President I can truly relate to. These guys have always been old in my mind until now. Barack Obama and I are the same age. Wow. It is hard to imagine that I am “a peer” of the President. He and I have grown up on the same exact time line. We were in elementary, middle, and high school during the same years. We were in college together, too. Well, he was at Harvard, and I was at Northern Illinois University, but you get the idea!
I am so very positive about this man’s character and beliefs. I think he has the respect of the entire world. I believe that great things are about to happen when Mr. Obama steps into the Oval Office. Sure, it will be hard, and the country (and the world) are not in great shape right now. Yet, I have such great hope for the future because of our new President.
And the icing on the Presidential cake is that he is a Chicago White Sox Fan! How cool is that?