Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Audacity

First off, John McCain ended his campaign with a humble, sincere concession that showed the candidate to be far classier than the last few weeks have indicated, and certainly classier than the supporters who were there.

As to the election of Barack Obama, there was no Florida 2000 this time, no Ohio '04 this time. It happened so quickly, so decisively, that even after watching the country's new president-elect deliver his speech, I'm left taking in the surreality, or as Obama might put it, the sheer audacity of it all.

Four years ago, the frustration stemming from President Bush's re-election led me to start this very blog. But in all the sadness and anger that many felt back then, the one thing I always came back to was that all this would do is let Bush take full ownership of his blighted, benighted policies, and put the weight of his catastrophic stewardship of this country on his shoulders alone. Which is exactly what happened.

Now here we are one term removed, with Bush's popularity at previously unplumbed depths. It's a testament to how royally Bush 43 screwed things up. Whether on the foreign or domestic front, things had to get so bad that vast swaths of our country didn't think twice about electing a black president named Barack Hussein Obama. Now that's audacity.

3 comments:

Mr. Boy said...

The new President Elect will have some pretty high expectations to live up to.

Even though I don't agree with some of his policies, his acceptance speech was the best speech I've ever seen him give.

He looked like the President.

Fasih Baig said...

yeah, it's history.

I was watching MSNBC and they had Rev. Eugene Rivers who made an excellent point, he said "Tonight marks the death of racial politics of grievance and the beginning of new philosophical shift in the black community". They can't make any excuses anymore and they need to rise up to the challenge and take advantage of this opportunity that Obama has given them.

Ferph said...

We've definitely taken a giant leap in the right direction.