Whether it's an aura or an illusion it is obvious that the race for the Nation’s top spot is over. And even though any one of the three credible people still vying for the presidency would be able to run the country as long as he or she was surrounded by a good team we will soon have to focus on only one person and one team.
It was once possible that the current resident of the White House could have been a decent President had he assembled a good team rather than the awful group he chose or chose him. But in the end they were either puppeteers or ‘yes men & women’ who only had their own best interests at heart. History will tell the tale of how bad this inept inarticulate man really was and how long it took us to recover from his mishandling of our great nation. But thankfully he is history and we are making new history now.
So who will it be?
I have been saying for a while that the conclusion is far from a mystery and that Barack Obama will become the next President of the United States. This is not because I want him or because I feel he is the most deserving, far from it. I merely see what is happening and realize that there is almost no reason to go through the next several months of campaign agony in order to get to the inevitable conclusion. The movement is as unstoppable as the tide. As was said about Maria in the Sound of Music, “How do you hold a wave upon the sand?”
But we should know what we are doing before crowning this new leader.
What can I say? Here is a great resume.
He is a wonderful and charismatic speaker.
He is charming and young and makes a good “Presidential” appearance.
He knows what to say and how to deliver the line in a forceful and inspiring way.
His repartees are quick and biting.
These sentences just described half of Hollywood’s actors. So are we electing another actor such as we did when the “Bedtime for Bonzo” star took over the reigns in 1981?
Perhaps but since it is happening I feel we all better get together and keep our eyes open. Let’s not let the next four year term be as terrible as the last two four year terms were. If something is going awry we must not wait until it is too late to demand change. Don’t let a ‘Katrina’ fester for weeks or years before demanding a fix. Learn from history.
This new President will need all the help he can get. He has no foreign policy, no real history of being able to govern and no plan other than hope and change to turn this nation around.
If we want the aura of this idealist to make this an Obama-nation rather than an Abomination we will all have to do our part.