Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I am hopeful.

I am hopeful President-elect Obama is every bit the leader my democratic friends tell me he will be.

I am hopeful his communication skills herald the arrival of a great leader who will inspire Americans to care, strive, sacrifice, lead and achieve.

I am hopeful that fiscal realities will temper the ambitions of his party to overplay the hand they were dealt last night.

I am hopeful conservatives will temper their vitriol and give him a chance.

I am hopeful we have a transformative figure in the White House.

But most of all, on this day after the election, I am simply hopeful.


Ryan Frith said...

Well put.

Anonymous said...

I hear you on that one. Is it ironic that the very cornerstone of Barack's campaign was the idea/ideal of hope?

Anonymous said...

Based on the reactions worldwide, Obama does seem to provide hope, and in this environment, that's substaintial in itself. Now, of course, action and results are key.

Brian said...

Bama -- I did find it funny that Obama's slogan was the emotion I had Wednesday morning.

Twilbert -- I do think hope and change in and of themselves count for an enormous amount right now.