January 13, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009

I'm keeping positive energy about the next 4 years. I'm not sure what is around the corner for us, but I have confidence in President-Elect Obama. I read this in the paper yesterday:
Mr Obama said yesterday that he had been working hard on his inaugural speech. He said that every time he reads Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address - considered perhaps the best in US history - “you start getting intimidated”. He added: “I think the main task for me in an inauguration speech, and I think this is true for my presidency generally, is to try to capture as best I can the moment we are in ... to project confidence that, if we take the right measures, that we once again can be that country, that beacon for the world.”
Something about his outlook gives me hope and inspiration. Change was needed, and I hope he delivers.