11.05.2008

Watching and Waiting and Hoping for Change

That's what Obama is promising. The majority of the country is celebrating. Perhaps it's just what the country needed to escape the fear most have been feeling since the news of foreclosures and recessions. Really, people we need someone who can deliver the goods not a distraction. Can Obama deliver? That's what the rest of us are left asking.
He said something in his speech last night that struck me and was so typical politician. In reference to the economy he said, "Their's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build and threats to meet ...alliances to repair. The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get their in one year or even in one-term...but America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight, that we will get their. I promise you...WE AS A PEOPLE WILL GET THERE! [crowd cheers] There will be setbacks and false starts. There will be many times that we don't agree with..." and the rest I will paraphrase. My transcribing skills are rusty. In addition to, a baby, a toddler and the responsibilities of a six-year old require my attention.
He followed with, and I admit a very eloquent and inspiring speech very much in the tone of the Rev. King. The rest of the speech does give you hope that he will try to change things, he speaks about honesty and hard-work..."callused-hands." But will he deliver? Will he just be overwhelmed with the enormity of the position...its history...the spirit in the oval office? Or, is he just a catalyst...a positive scapegoat for a change that we as a people have already wanted and are working towards. Have we provided the world with a face...a tangible image that represents our hard work, our callused hands and the recovery of our weak economy. You know, maybe he's just in the right place at the right time. And the one who will get all the credit or blame for things that happen to us as a nation.
President-Elect Obama you have a huge commitment to fulfill and we're watching.
Now, I wouldn't want to end it on a skeptical note. I would like to thank Sen. John McCain for such a gracious departure. For showing eloquence and strength. For his and his family's service to our country. It's difficult to admit defeat, however, he did it with such class. Which made me feel that he will try to bridge the gap between the parties from the inside and work with President-Elect Obama to force him to deliver what he has promised and not just change but results.

2 comments:

  1. Hi honey, you are correct, typicall politician. Already thinking about a second term and he has not even started his first term. I am ready to move to Spain. Te voy ha tratar de llamar ahora...love you and miss you.

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  2. I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY that I was able to talk to you and the kids...these few minutes here and there make it torelable...The kids sound like they were having fun. You are super MOM...three kids and you still find time to do all the required stuff around the house...THANK YOU!!! I will try calling you as much as possible. Keep up the blog and pictures...I live it...tu papo

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Thank you.