-Every president since Washington
Say what you like, I’m excited to see this sort of change. I’m glad race is becoming less of an issue than character, that optimism and hope are at their premium, and that people are passionate about the country and taking a major interest in the directions it’s going. More cynically I’m hopeful the media circus is almost over, but in the meantime I think the excitement is contagious even way out West.
Love Obama or hate him, this election has been significant from the variety of the candidates early on, the involvement of the people later, and the outcome in the end. I hope and pray our country continues in strength, security, and prosperity (think the economy’s bad here? Trust me, it could be much worse). To the new president, good luck. He’s inherited an unenviable and horrifically complicated job in a complex global situation. The country currently stands behind him on an unprecedented scale and he’s made some huge promises, I hope he is able to meet his lofty goals for our nation and that the goodwill he’s enjoyed he will continue to earn.