Monday, November 03, 2008

Can Obama live up to expectations?

We feel as though we have just witnessed one of the most important historical events ever to take place in our lives and we are feeling pretty good about it. Now, we will see if we were correct in our assessment of Obama. Expectations are running extremely high, not only among the majority of Americans who voted for him, but among the rest of the world as well. Talk about carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders! Expectations are so high, I wonder if it is possible for anyone to live up to them?

I hate to say, "I told you so"  ...  not really, I actually love doing that because it happens so rarely. We may have been one of the earlier predictions though. Back on February 13th of this year, long before Obama got the nomination and while Hillary was still trying to change the rules to allow Florida and Michigan to count, we predicted Obama would win the nomination and "beat McCain like a drum."

A Canadian friend emailed me the other day and said they just elected their new Prime Minister after a 2 month campaign. That must be nice; two years is entirely too long. And, I shudder to think this starts all over in just a couple of years. I don't know what we are going to talk about now - probably just sit around and stare at each other.

Anyway, I am ready to think about something else besides politics. We have been building some neat stuff with concrete, I have a new acoustic/electric guitar I want to talk about, I am getting ready to build Peggy an electric steel guitar, and I am thinking seriously about building a curved top, hollow body electric. There may be a green house project in the works. Roads are under construction. Plus, we have to somehow work in our winter trip to the Rio Grande Valley. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

James said...

No doubt it's a world class improvement in the US government.
Live up to expectations? Most people didn't think he'd win the nomination let alone the election.
I believe he has the intelligence and will assemble a cabinet to help him thorough this most difficult period in American history.