Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Well today was a day of changes. First, I changed climates--going from 80 degrees and sunny to 30 degrees and freezing (brrrr). Second, I finally have dependable internet (yipee--and a distinct improvement over the last couple of weeks). And most importantly, we now have a new president. Although Obama was not my first choice for president (I'm still a big Ron Paul fan), he started off his presidency with a bang. Anyone who can get millions of people, young and old, to stand outside in below freezing weather for hours on end must have something going for him. My take on Obama: orator (excellent--his speeches are quite eloquent and powerful), work ethic (very good--he has a number of projects in mind, not the tunnel vision of other presidents), uniting people (very good--judging by the crowds that turn out to see him), family values (very good--nice family that he cares very much about), First Lady (excellent--she is one sharp lady), leadership (so far so good--we'll see how his coalition of opposites works out), the issues (we'll see--actions speak louder than words...just stay away from my guns).