Wednesday, November 5, 2008

He Did It

He made Jesse Jackson cry...oh, and won the election for president. He will be known as the first African American President, and hopefully be a great dog owner. Of course I'm talking about Barack Obama...sorry, President Barack Obama.

I didn't create this blog to talk about politics, but it's hard not to talk or write about all that's happened. Now I don't know much about economics, politics, and what have you, but if there's one thing Barack Obama has and will continue to do for this country is inspire us all to do what needs to be done and what can be done.

As those rallying cries of, "Yes we can. Yes we can. Yes we can," went out all I could really think of was the Little Engine That Could. I know that's kind of childish, but it is a timeless lesson that does seem to fit the attitude we'll need for the challenges we're facing.

I actually thought the market might do better today, but sadly that wasn't the case. Oh well, tomorrow is another day and it's looking all the better.

I just keep wondering what kind of dog Obama's two girls will be getting. Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, sure have had to deal with a lot these past few months, and daddy O looks like he's going to keep his word:

"I love you [Malia and Sasha] more than you can imagine, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House."

I was surprised to learn that one of Obama's daughters has allergies, and that this is effecting their choice. Also, I didn't know poodles were so hypoallergenic. I guess a poodle wouldn't be so bad for them. I just hope it's better behaved than the dog that bit me the other day (didn't break the skin though, I'm fine). I honestly haven't known too many "friendly" poodles, but these two little ones look awfully cute.

Also, did you know that Obama's girls will be the youngest residents of the White House since Amy Carter (at age 9) in 1977? Or that there's a Presidential Pet Museum in Virginia?

I think we've all learned something over these past few months, especially about ourselves. It seems like a lot of barriers have been broken down, and lets hope we'll continue to break down more. I kind of envy African American people; while we both have witnessed an amazing and wonderful moment in history, as a white man I may never experience or know what this meant to them. I voted for Barack Obama, and I'll support him as much as I can. It's a heavy load Mr. President, but I believe you can do it. Especially if we all do our part. Whatever IT is, YES WE CAN.

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