I am not going to go on and on about this, but can I just say this one thing? And, I'm predicting an onslaught of challenging and unhappy comments in response to this post, but I'll take my chances. Here it is.
I've been kind of annoyed the last two days about everyone being SO overwhelmed by the inauguration. I'm happy...don't get me wrong. Thank God that now we can truly say that African Americans can make it in this country. Thank God that our new President is well respected by the masses around the world. Thank God that there's a new perspective to try to lead us through this turmoil. I'm looking forward to entering the future with Obama (aside from my fears about the death tax and the screwy secretary of agriculture). I agree that it's a historical moment to be respected and remembered. But, really, are we blowing some of this out of proportion? Because, honestly, I had to turn my tv off today when Oprah said, "I just feel like a better person because he's my President."
My eyes rolled so hard I've got a headache. Not kidding. Give me a freakin' break.
Maybe my classmates were right in naming me "most likely to see the glass half-empty." (Can you believe it? I'm still scarred.) Sorry, but changing the person in the White House won't, on its own, suddenly make one a better person. I suppose a new leader can inspire you to perform better deeds, more acts of service, something like that. I just thought it was, well, a bit overstated. He's the President, not the Messiah. Give him the respect he deserves but don't worship him.