I'm a bit behind in writing about the inauguration. The media has been so saturated with every detail of inauguration day and the Obamas, that I had to let it settle a bit before I wrote about it.
I voted for Obama, and I feel so much safer now that he is leading our country. I tend to think things through and make decisions based on logic and fact rather than on emotion, so I never got caught up in Obama mania. But, I think he was definitely the best candidate.
Obama has the intelligence and temperment to be a great president. I feel like he will listen to opposing views, consider the facts, and have the courage to make the best decisions. I think he will expect the people who work with him to live up to the high standards he sets for himself.
Expectations are so high, I'm afraid people will expect too much from him, too soon. He will not be able to cure our country's ills in a short period of time. We didn't get in this condition overnight, and it will take several years before we will see change. I hope the press and the people will give him time to work on our problems.
There is a renewed interest in our government and a feeling of hope across the country - I hope we can keep them.