Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hail to the Chief

Last night, for about twenty amazing minutes, I got to be in the same room ( was an auditorium. A very BIG room, but a room nonetheless) with the President of the United States.

After standing on the sidewalk for three hours (I SO wore the wrong shoes) then sitting in an ugly auditorium for two more hours, and having to endure a rather childish political pep rally, that man walked out on the stage.

I'm not saying it was worth all the peripheral bullshit to get a glimpse of an obviously tired president who was sniffling from a cold and guzzling water in order to try to retain an audible voice for the duration of his speech. And we were really far away (mostly watched him on the Big Screen.) :(

But I realized I am still very proud that he is President of the United States. I'm proud that I voted for him. I'm proud that he speaks FOR me, and TO me as if I were a rational adult.

I'm proud of what he has achieved so far, in the face of ridiculous opposition. And I'm proud that he hasn't lost heart, and that he's just going to keep on plugging. He has set his sights on accomplishing as much as he possibly can while he holds the highest office in the land. I'm proud that I was in that crowd, among those five thousand people who showed him a degree of excitement, admiration and support that, I'll wager, he doesn't encounter too often these days.

Barack Obama has my greatest respect and loyalty.

Hail to the Chief!


sunflowerkat321 said...

I also feel proud that I voted for Obana, and of the job he's done thus far. When I hear complaints that he's been "disappointing", I just want to slap someone. I'm appalled at how partisan this nation has become, and I think he's accomplished a lot under very, very difficult circumstances. Lets hope that the next elections don't make his job even harder.

JACKIE said...

Do I think that the president might have done a few things differently over the last couple of years? Yeah. Do I think that the sunshine patriots who voted Democratic last time and are "too discouraged to vote" this time are idiots? Definitely.

If you don't vote you can't complain about the results, now can you?

Remember, we're up against a significant minority who are perfectly willing to trash what we have in hopes of replacing it with something more to their liking. If you think you can live with that; by all means stay home, sit in a corner, close your eyes and hum real loud.

Me, I had my mail in ballot marked and back in the envelope that same day I got it.