Yes, America still can!


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.

Don’t you?

  1. Woow, is it already a year? Time is flying, isn’t it? Yes, I agree, he is doing a really good job but it’s a long way to go.
    .-= Tanja´s last blog ..Trick or Treat – a lot of candys for us ;) =-.

  2. I guess it depends on what side of your life you’re at. Since we are retired and our income is limited, I have to say, no, he hasn’t done a very good job. It seems he has been so involved in Health Care to the exclusion of all else.
    I certainly hope and pray that he will live up to his promises, but so far, I have seen Washington failing on all counts with little Leadership from anyone, Republican or Democrat.
    Call me a Disillusioned Independent.
    .-= Maribeth´s last blog ..Puppy Pictures & A Movie =-.

  3. This definitely was a huge milestone in history but I can’t comment on anything he has done or not done yet. It’s far too soon. We should give him another year or two to see more of him and his decisions.
    .-= Stefanie´s last blog ..Feeling fully comfortable, anywhere. =-.

  4. You know, I didn’t even think about it. But you’re right, what a great anniversary to celebrate! I’m glad you reminded us.
    .-= doahleigh´s last blog ..Digestion question =-.

  5. It’s hard for me to judge if Obama is doing a good job or not while not living in the US. But one thing is sure: his election was a historic milestone and I wish him all the best to succeed!
    .-= Antje´s last blog ..THE SEASONS OF LIGHT =-.

  6. Just to clear something up: by saying Obama is doing a pretty good job, I am not saying that he has accomplished a whole lot of things in his first year (I do think that this needs more time), but I am impressed with the way he navigates this policital mess.

  7. Yay! It was a historic day. How lovely that you commemorated it on your blog!

    It has been tough for him and I think it will remain that way until the end of his term.

    We all shall see what his legacy will be.
    .-= Carolina´s last blog ..“Half of My Heart” =-.

  8. I will never, ever, ever forgot when I heard the news. I had fallen asleep watching the coverage and woke up just in time to hear CNN announce that he was our new President-Elect. It was the most amazing sense of triumph I’ve ever felt.
    .-= terra´s last blog ..Ouch. =-.

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