I think it's great that President Obama has brought a new flavor to the White House. He represents hope and change, and all that jazz. I'm just concerned about this "starry-eyed" adoration people have for him. The media and Hollywood alike have hailed and celebrated him as if he were some sort of god. I think that's sort of dangerous. President Obama has so many expectations to live up to, and I truly pray for his success, but I hope people as a whole will stop looking for handouts and "pull themselves up by their bootstraps" and build their own American dream. Regardless of who is President, we as Americans have a responsibility to be independent, self-reliant, responsible, voting, and law-abiding citizens.
Isn't it strange how you can count on about two fingers two celebrities who aren't of a liberal persuasion? All I can think of is Jon Voight and Chuck Norris. I'm not saying one party is right or wrong, because frankly, I think the truth is always found somewhere in the middle, but I think it's so weird how our celebrity-obsessed culture is now celebrity-obsessed with President Obama.
Anyway, I do think President Obama ushers in a new era. I believe that Americans voted him into office for a reason. I think he represents a hope that excites and inspires a vast array of people. And I do believe that he CAN do great things. I'm just saying, let's all come back down to reality and let this fervor inspire each of us to do do our part to make this country as great as it is and as it can be.
"Change" in the economy isn't going to come immediately. Our leaders have much work ahead of them and I hope they make the best choices. So let us hurry up and be patient as WE work toward a better America.
GOOD LUCK AND GOOD WISDOM AND ACTION TO OUR POLITICAL LEADERS!