Watching President Barack Obama addressing Congress clearly indicated to me how long it has been since we had a president adequately equipped to handle the office. The current debacle in the U.S. developed over several previous administrations. It did not happen overnight. And with each man addressing the nation, Congress, or a large gathering, I have always been amazed how limited and sometimes outright inadequate have been our presidents.
Moreover, it has been apparent for a long time, perhaps even going back to the McCarthy fascist scares, perhaps even back farther with American industrialists supporting Adolf Hitler, that we have had a president not beholden to big business and corporate behemoths. Yes, since FDR and Truman the pickings have been slim.
FDR rose to the task of overcoming some immense obstacles facing the U.S. No one since that time has carried the credentials and talents until now. We now have a president who is multi-talented and able to communicate with and lead the American people. We should be very thankful that he came along at the right time, and that the American people saw the specialness of Barack Obama. We elected the right man. The fact that he is the first black president is a marvelous development, especially in light of how low Bush-Cheney dragged our image and reputation. The election of an African-American to the presidency is like a beacon shining through the fog of Reagan-Bush.
Give this president your support. We are in this together. Regardless of whom we may want to blame for our nation's economic and image crash, hope has returned to the White House and therefore to the future of the U.S. A huge hurdle stands in his path, and some disasterous habits have been encouraged by greed-capitalism, but the long trek back to respectability and economic stability are about to begin with sacrifices and grit. Tossing our greed-induced habits overboard is a beginning, and having the right man in the presidency lights the way. It is time for us to recognize we are all going to have to be contributors to a brighter future for the United States of America. Let's begin now.