Yes, I watched. The ceremony, the crowds, the former US Presidents, the US Supreme Court Justices. The speeches, too, and all the accompanying pomp and circumstance.
So, we have a new President. President Obama. Not to cast aspersions, but it really does sound like the top official in a third-world country somewhere on the globe.
He seems like a nice guy. Young, although he’s a bit older than I. I did not campaign for him, I did not vote for him. I was, and am, opposed to Barack Obama being our president.
Too bad, you say? Yes, it’s done. But I will not sink to the level of many who condemned our most recent president, who were hateful, and used horrible names to describe him. Any president deserves our backing and our respect.
My objections to President Barack Obama still stand: he is an idealist; this is not a bad thing, unless one believes, without question, in his own idealism and his abilities to deliver. He has many wonderful ideas – but many of the people who voted him into office are absolutely convinced that he can make a huge differenc, almost immediately. They believe in Obama, but not in this country; they do not believe in themselves.
I think that many Obama supporters have always been so based on their feelings – and feelings will not turn this country around, feelings will not raise up the economy or create jobs or fix our healthcare system.
I saw a lot of feelings today, during the inauguration festivies for our 44th president, Barack Obama. They were good feelings. But are they enough to make a change? I don’t think so. I think the majority watching today, those who believe in the man, have only that to hold on to. And when things don’t turn out they way they hope, and as quickly as they dream – things may become quite ugly.
I hope not. But hope can be fallible.