There’s no denying it, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 will stand as an historic moment in the chronicles of our history and especially the history of civil rights in America.
After all, we just elected the first African American President and that says something very positive about this great country.
One could not have been moved by Barack Obama’s acceptance speech and the equally gracious concession speech delivered by John McCain.
Okay, Already…So Now What?
President elect Barack Obama will now be flanked by Senate Majority leader, Harry Reed and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. This new governing trinity will embark on a massive legislative agenda like no other in history. It’s a must. They have not choice. The nearly 60,000,000 people who voted for Barack Obama and Joe Biden have told them by their vote to “Go for it!”
Furthermore, to make matters even more incongruous, the electorate increased the power of a Congress with the lowest approval ratings in history by adding even more Democrat seats to the House and Senate.
One can almost smell the smoke emanating from the back rooms of Congress as deals are being cut faster than we can execute a blog post.
Obama, the Media and the Down on the Ice Principle
On this, the morning after, President elect Barack Obama must stare reality in the face and in so doing he may become the first winning politician to ever demand a recount. The enormously complex national and domestic climate left to Obama by the inept George Bush and his minions leave no room for error during Obama’s first 2,400 hours.
iVoteAmerica will be watching, posting and setting forth commentary regarding Obama’s first 2,400 hours of accomplishment. We know Obama can dance from watching him on the Ellen Degeneres show. But can he skate? And how will he do on thin ice?
Not only will we watch the skating show, we will also watch how the mainstream media covers the show and whether there is any special treatment of the President elect following inauguration.
Obama’s first 2,400 hours as President will leave little, if any, room for error. When there are errors, and there will be, will it be “hands off” for all of the politically correct reasons?
When Obama goes down on the ice, all Presidents do; what will be the reaction of the American people and the media. We will jump to our feet and gasp in disbelief? How good is Barack Obama after taking a serious fall?
Just think, there are only 1,459 more days until the next Presidential election.