I’ve to admit I’m tired of all these people seeing Obama as the world’s savior.
Like if he all alone were going to solve capitalism, guarantee human rights, achieve global peace and –why not– a cure for cancer, overnight. Maybe we should note that Obama is only the President of the United States, and the country will be his priority:
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
I guess I could share a higher level of enthusiasm if he resigns tomorrow and applies for Secretary General of the UN, but it kind of seems unlikely.
I’m also tired of these smartasses showing witty reticences like “he’s just a person”, “too easy after eight years of Bush”, or “my only doubt is the exact day he’ll he disappoint us”. Of course he will—as he warned several times by the way, because only if you don’t govern you don’t disappoint.
Good news is that Obama is more than “just a person”. Nothing to do with aliens, hey. Obama is the powerful message he’s bringing to the American (and non-American) people living in the middle of a crisis. And Obama is particularly the people coming with him, his team, the Administration. Neither Bush nor the Americans were evil, but the policies of the Bush Administration made of guys like Cheney and Rumsfeld. These are the people we should be looking at.
Having said that, I believe the Obama Administration will do an excellent job. And Barack Obama will be an outstanding President.