Click here for a very abbreviated history lesson of what led up to the post below this one— and a possible glimpse of a brighter future for all of us because of the historic moment we are living through today.
The fact that the primary [as painful as it has been] included two historic firsts is good news, indeed. I'm holding the hope that, along with his policies, Obama may bring a different mindset to America.
Yes, he's inexperienced. I'm put in mind of another charismatic, inexperienced senator who had the audacity to race for the gold ring and win. I wonder what JFK's legacy would be today if his tenure had not been cut short? As things stand, he is one of our most revered presidents.
All that said, don't blow it, Barack. Even more than usual is riding on your presidency— and I'm not just talking about the mess Bush is leaving behind. I'm talking 389 years of accumulated mess.