November 5, 2008

A Remarkable Victory

I certainly wouldn'ta thunk it, two years ago, when Obama launched his campaign. With a mixture of skill and luck an implausibly inexperienced son of a white anthropologist and a Kenyan expat parlayed his rhetorical talent and temperament into a historic victory.

Do I share his views? Insofar as one can figure out what they are, mostly not. Will I like his appointments. Mostly not, especially judges. Do I fear a "cult of personality"? You betcha.

I do think, though, that he's a remarkable personality and his victory is historic.

What's more, he'll be a lot more pleasant to listen to than his three immediate predecessors, especially the feckless W.

UPDATE: Corrected a typo.


Deb said...

I'm thrilled with his win, but dissent is good for democracy.

Nikki said...

I would have to agree with much of what you said here, but, on the other hand, we clearly did need "change" and I hope he delivers on some of the promises he made in his campaign. I must say, I don't envy anyone the job of president right now; It's not hard to beat Bush in the popularity department, but it takes more than that to really change the entrenched problems we have as a nation.

Porter Weill Chick said...

The poor man has no real hope of satisfying everyone's idealogical To Do List, but I think he'll work hard and give careful thought to every decision insomuch as his time, his selected advisors and the incredibly fast-changing circumstances we find ourselves in allow. We are going through unprecedented times, and the sacrifices for which we will be compelled to undergo could very well break our spirit. But, I think it won't, because collectively we are strong, and we will rise to the challenge. Let's go get 'em, Americans!