Things may not have turned out as we had hoped, but we would like to extend our congratulations to president elect Obama on a hard earned victory. It was obvious four years ago after his speech at the DNC for John Kerry that he had the potential for greatness. Those who claim he has no executive experience haven’t been watching for the past two years. He executed the best campaign I can remember, and he took down titans and fellow visionaries. Hillary Clinton began her campaign seeming to believe it was merely a formality to her nomination. She underestimated him. His unyielding hope for the future likely convinced many potential Ron Paul supporters that the system wasn’t broken beyond repair. John McCain, as brave a man as there is in Washington, fell to his own desperation after seeing the inexorable gains of this Teflon newcomer. Obama ran an honorable campaign. He avoided dirty politics, rejected special interest money, rejected government money, and sparked the largest voter turnout in history.
And what has he won? He has won the right to stand at the helm of the Titanic after it hit the iceberg. His followers have led themselves to believe that he will part the waters and walk them to safety. All we can do now is hope that they were right. After eight years of disastrous leadership backed by rampant corruption, we have seen what has become of the Republican party. I feel a great relief that the Bush administration is on its way out. I’ll give this former constitutional law professor the benefit of the doubt because he has earned it, and standing in the way will only prolong the problem, but it our responsibility to call him on his mistakes, and we will do so. Right now our biggest issues are bloat and corruption. I think Obama will find that his biggest challenge is getting his own party to do the right thing. If the Obama era doesn’t turn things around, it won’t be a two party election next time. The race for 2012 starts today. It is time to take one eye off of the government and prepare to pick up the torch, should he fail.
Update: Well, the man seems to have become a puppet shortly after entering office. Maybe back to back failure by both parties will boost support for third party candidates.