Today Barack Obama was sworn in as our 44th President. We all watched history in the making today and it will be a day we will all remember. I listened to the Inauguration while I was at work. His inauguration speech was excellent and I can see why so many Americans believe in him and find hope in his words. I find myself hoping. I pray for his success.
I do think he has the desire to pull our country together, time will tell. There are less than a handful of politicians I put my trust in, he's not one of them. Where many see the perfect candidate, I see a perfectly orchestrated political machine greatly helped by the media who are in love with him. I will be more than happy to eat my words if I end up being wrong :) I think it is the system I struggle with. I don't see our leaders being wise stewards of our tax dollars and don't like the self-interest decisions they often make. I just don't believe in the economic plans that are being laid out and the direction our country is going. The constant negative media seems to make it all worse. I believe I heard more comments about his wife's fashion sense than I do about the issues of our country. Don't you find it kind of odd that after 9/11 President Bush encouraged everyone to go shopping and many made fun of him? And yet right now, that is exactly what our economy needs. While I didn't always agree with President Bush, I was impressed with him over the past weeks as he prepared to pass the torch on to Obama. He did it with a lot of integrity. I really enjoyed watching the traditional ceremonies as the change of power took place. I will support our new president, but will also voice my concern when I don't agree. I love our country. I pray for our country and know how blessed we are to live here. Let me know your thoughts... it's good to talk & listen, even if we don't agree :)