I am impressed with the organizational skills and magnetism Barack Obama has shown since his election. His emergence has been more gratifying than expected, and I’m sure I am joined in this sentiment by many other hopeful Americans.
Most of the public talks about challenges President-elect Obama faces. I have been trying to focus on the opportunity he has to grab this historical moment by the horns and use the universal support that’s currently at his disposal to shape an administration that will actually change the course of this country.
Government, by nature, is like an armored tank without a steering mechanism. It’s bureaucracy and the insulation that holds it together contradicts all promises of change. On the other hand, there seems to be an impending scenario, in Mr. Obama’s case, where his administration might share adequate resolve to make a difference.
As many experts have noted, preparation and readiness will be the key to success in the first 100 days of taking over the helm of the new goverment. This is where Americans of all colors and sizes are wishing our new leader an abundance of intelligence and courage. Meanwhile, the free world seems to follow this theme.
I have not ceased to be amazed at Mr. Obama’s ability to rally an assortment of egos among political aspirations toward a unified movement to meet an unprecedented crisis. Indeed, some of the components of his cabinet might deserve closer scrutiny. Yet, it is conceivable that the total dynamic of the new administration can accept new challenges in the spirit of teamwork and stewardship.
I am happy that I lived long enough to see the ultimate demonstration of equal opportunity in this country. As an African American citizen, I experienced this concept for nearly all of my life. It gives me great satisfaction to witness a new national reality.
God Bless America!