Barack Obama may turn out to be a uniting factor of many peoples, not only in the United States, but the world and restore a level of respectability to America. Barack Obama may solve financial, health care and education problems that plague millions upon millions.
Barack Obama may be a better president and leader than George W. Bush.
There is just one thing: Don’t count chickens before they hatch.
When Barack Obama addressed millions on television and over 200,000 cheered in Grant Park, he opened, “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”
President-elect Obama accomplished one of, if not the greatest feats in American history and energized millions of African Americans, Caucasian Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans. He also excited people around the world in Australia, Asian, Europe and Russia.
Obama’s feats and accomplishments are not being called into question, nor has the change he has brought to millions of individuals who were told “no” because of race, gender or socioeconomic class standing. The point of this election, on both sides, was aimed at change.
“This victory alone is not the change we seek – it is only the chance for us to make that change,” Obama said in his Chicago victory speech.
Well that change, for millions needed to begin three months ago. One-half of the jobs lost this year have been lost in the past three months. So, what’s Obama to do.that is the million-dollar question, well $700 billion question.
Obama said in his speech that some of his policies might not be completed in “one year or term,” which could result in disapproval numbers.
Well there is not going to be a miraculous Band-Aid that will be able to fix America and the world’s woes. It’s going to come down to a slow process of building jobs, assisting business and reforming corrupted problems.
Look at a timeframe similar to the FDR presidency in the 1930’s and solutions to be very similar. The president-elect has stated that he wants to create projects to create energy independence, like the Tennessee Valley Authority, actions to prevent corruption with banking, similar to the FDIC and calling on help from small business, unions, minorities and intellectuals.another new deal.
Barack Obama’s plan is just about a carbon-copy of FDR’s with a few 21st century pencil-marked edits. So, will it work again? It should with eventual time to recover.
Barack Obama closed his victory speech with words of hope he will need as he takes office, “This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time – to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth – that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes we can.”
You’re right President-elect Obama. Yes, we can, but saying and doing are two separate actions.
Good luck, Americans will need to support you as much as you support them.