Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For the world has changed, and we must change with it.

Today's subject line comes from Barack Obama's Inauguration speech today. Listening to that speech this afternoon, tears sprang to my eyes and I got goosebumps. I believe in Obama in a way that I've never believed in, well, anyone. I think that Obama may be the greatest leader I've ever known; certainly the greatest in my lifetime so far.

I watched with the rest of the world while history took place today: Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th US president and that nation's first black president. I think that Obama, his leadership style, and the change he will bring is desperately needed... but I know that there are people that disagree with me, and I fear that some of those people are violent. I was afraid that someone would take a shot at Obama during the Inauguration speech and parade and destroy my (and other people's) hopes for his presidency. At least I know that he's protected while in his car.

The world is changing, all right, and I think (hope?) Barack Obama is the one to lead that change. I'd follow him, if I lived in the US. If you haven't read or heard Obama's Inauguration speech, I'd recommend having a look at it. Not only is it inspiring for the US and the rest of the world, it manages to bash the Bush administration all at the same time. :)

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