Random Thoughts

Inauguration Day

Well, we are just minutes away from the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.  When I first started really following Obama in his podcasts and speeches about 3 years ago, I often thought he would make an amazing president, but I never thought it would actually happen, and that it would happen this quickly.  It kind of feels like a friend of mine got elected president.  I was at Grant Park when he was elected, and I would have loved to be in DC today, but unfortunately I must watch from my couch.  Nevertheless I feel a unity with everyone there and everyone watching.
Regardless of how you feel about Barack Obama’s politics, this is an amazingly historic day.  Emmet Till was murdered in 1955 for whistling at a white woman, and that is often credited as the event that sparked the civil rights movement.  That was 54 years ago.  To have a country with that much racial tension elect an African-American president 53 years later is really quite amazing.  It’s hard to think of another country in the world where that would honestly happen.
I’m very proud to be an American right now.  Godspeed, President Obama!

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