Posted by: nhfalcon | November 5, 2008

Here We Go

All right, all you Obama-mamas (and papas), you got your guy. Congratulations.

Here’s hoping he proves you right and earns all the faith you’ve given him and makes this country a better place.



  1. I hope so, too.

    I mentioned on Bo’s site, though, that it’s not just HIS responsibility. His strength – at least, one of them – is energizing people to care. He’s the first president in my lifetime who’s inspired me to get off the couch and do something. If he’s going to have a successful presidency, that’s where the success will come from.

  2. It is up to us to make our country a better place, Mr. Obama can offer leadership on that, but, as with generals, all actual accomplishments in any struggle are those of the footsoldiers.

  3. Mrs. C. – I remember Reagan inspiring me. Not so much in the way that I think you’re referring to with Obama – get up and out and help your fellow man and all that – but in the sense of being proud to be an American and feeling patriotic.

    TwoBlue – by that logic the last eight years aren’t Bush’s fault, they’re the fault of the American people.

  4. Yup, we, as a people, elected an evil dufous to office, and despite his terrible leadership, elected him again. We, as a people, have been pretty damn pathetic lately.

    However, let’s not forget what I said, leaders can offer leadership and Mr. Bush, to the extent he did that, did it worse than badly. I’ll never forgive him.

  5. So if the next four years also suck (and I want to emphasize that I am putting myself on the record as saying I hope they don’t. I WANT to be wrong about Obama) you’ll be willing to say that we’re still pathetic because we elected another dufous who was a terrible leader?

  6. Yup, and my hope is pretty faint that it won’t turn out that way.

  7. Sort of tangentially to the above, I think our political system has developed in such a way that we no longer expect much, that foolhardy secretiveness about matters the public has a right to know is systemic and organic now, that cowardice is rampant among those in power (meaning they are afraid to propose any real solutions because, well, somebody might not vote for them again). I could go on, but I’m tired.

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