Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America.
For the first time in a long time there is an excitement sweeping our nation.
I truly believe that he is ready to lead us back to the former glory we knew- as a world leader.
Perhaps it is because I have children and a grandson, but I am swelling with pride that we have come so far as a nation.
In my parents day it would have been unthinkable that we would elect by an overwhelming majority a bi-racial President.
In my grandparents day he would not even have been able to sit at the same table in a restaurant.
With my children and their friends I notice a new sense of patriotism that has been lacking for a great many years.
It is my hope that we can set aside our differences and roll up our sleeves and do what we can to assist President Obama to make America and being an American great again.
Geekazoid here--I just had to put in my two cents.
Most of my friends and I are all supportive of President Obama--most of them watched the inauguration during lunch in teachers' classrooms (I didn't see the speech, but I watched as he was sworn in when I was in class). I really believe that he's going to take the country in new, positive directions.
But there are a few people I know who take the opposite view--I heard things in class today about Obama that would be completely inappropriate to repeat. It's fine not to like him; that's your opinion. But what's the point in loudly and rudely badmouthing him? He won the race two months ago, and thus far he hasn't actually done anything as President to deserve such harsh criticism--or any criticism, for that matter. He's only been in office for a few hours.
I don't get it.