Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Aura of the Hour

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.

6 comments:

train buddy said...

Since I can't talk you into running for President how does a VP job sound? Clinton/Resch has a nice ring to it. Don't you think?

mug guy said...

Only alphabetically. The country would even do better and have more of a CHANGE with Resch/Clinton but I would accept the challenge of being the second in command. Thank you for realizing it!
How does ambassador to France sound for you?

train buddy said...

Not real fond of the French but would possibly think of the position of Secretary of Interior Design. I figue with all your contacts we could have our homes redone on the citizens dollar.

mug guy said...

You got it. As for design, have I got a deal for you.

pharmjock1 said...

I would be happy to do my part. Except I don't think that the white, male, middle aged, had a job for 30 years demographic, is of any interest to the trendy democrats.

mug guy said...

Don't sell yourself short. You have other benefits to offer a harried and hurried congress. But unfortunately you are way too intelligent and nice to ever get elected.