Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Didn't think i'd see it in my lifetime

There was a novel back in the 60's about a black man becoming president, albeit only after the president, vice-president and speaker of the house died - we still haven't had a black Senate pro tempore, but we do finally have a black president-elect. It does bring renewed hope that America would elect someone who started with nothing - living on food stamps, no son & grandson of admirals. No son of a president & grandson of a senator privileged life. It is amazing that someone who started with no advantages in life and several dis-advantages - odd lifestyle, odd name, lack of funds, mixed heritage, absentee father - could someday be president.
While Obama will make mistakes & i will fault him for voting for FISA or some similar act, it is heartening to see a black man elected president. I'm certain the next 4 years will be better for our nation than the past 8 years have been.

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