Nevertheless, Barack Obama is more popular than any incoming president in years.
Moreover, there are almost impossibly high hopes for him to affect the very change he has promised.
Will Obama’s “Hope We Can Believe In” live up to expectations? Perhaps the question should instead be reveresed–how horrible if it cannot.
I wonder if the consensus is so dire that any improvement will be welcome, even if only a few minor steps? I wonder if things have gotten so bad that the American people will forgive Obama for taking longer on fixing the nation than we would with others, partly because he seems to be such a good person, partly because we have so far to climb, and partly because everything seems so broken that where else can we go but up?
This may be a singulalry unique political opportunity, one that we may not see again for some time. Whatever the case, my experience shows it is easier to get into debt than out of it, easier to put on weight than take it off, easier to become self-righteous and intollerant than to collaborate and focus on inclusion. I wonder if the same may be true for this large and complex country?
Barack, we do put our hope and trust in you. At this point, we are nearly out of any other options, and only hope it is not to late.
Then again, by the fact that I am freely writing and publishing this blog post, it seems hope may still be alive.