Today marks the one year anniversary of Barack Obama’s historic election for President of the US of A. I am still overwhelmed by what American voters made possible last year. Not only did they change the direction in which politics were going in this country, but they also elected the first African-American president in the history of the US. It still amazes me.
I am a wee bit surprised though that (from what the randomizer is telling me) nobody else participating in NaBloPoMo remembered November, 4th as a special day in American history. I think I’ll always remember that night:
Californian polling places had barely closed when they pronounced Barack Obama as the winner of the presidential election ’08.
Even though I could only vote for him in spirit, I was thrilled with the outcome.
As we’ve seen over the course of the last year, Obama’s road is not an easy one to travel, what with all the discussion about health care reform, economical collapse, government bail-outs, foreign policy, and whatnot. I certainly wouldn’t want to trade places with him.
I still feel that he’s doing a pretty damn good job, considering the circumstances under which he works.