Inaugaration 2013

January 21, 2013


So it officially begins – Obama’s second term.  I watched the coverage with my favorite news team of PBS NewsHour.  One of the women interviewed commented (and I’m paraphrasing her) about how the reelection of President Obama was so special because it proved that his election in 2008, as the first African American president, was not a fluke – that America didn’t just hop on the band wagon of history (“We’ll give him a chance, but don’t ask us again,”) but that we really have turned a page in this American story.   So for all of this to happen, and on Martin Luther King Day to boot, really touched me today.

A friend of mine posted a picture on Instagram of her toddler in front of the TV watching Obama’s speech.  She wrote the caption: “Breakfast with Obama.”  I couldn’t help but wonder how the world will appear to the children who grow up with an American history that includes an African American president.  It changes everything.

A good friend of mine emailed me this afternoon:

Dear Joseph,
I have been so teary today with enormous joy and celebration  engendered by what has transpired today.   I feel The Lord had been so gracious to enable Obama to continue–not allowing the values that are so repugnant to me to permeate the culture of the next four years .  JOY! JOY! JOY!

And I echo that sentiment here.  Additionally, I join Senator Harry Reid in raising a toast of crystal clear water to our 44th President – here are his words:

Americans todays are wishing the President Godspeed for the next four years.  People all over the world are looking at us, and our exemplary democracy, and wishing the President the best in the years to come.

I’ve had the good fortune for the last many years to work on a very close, personal basis with President Obama.  I’ve watched him in the most difficult challenges that a person could face.  I’ve watched him do this with brilliance, with patience, with courage, wisdom, and kindness, for which I have learned a great deal. So, Mr. President, I toast and pray for you, your wonderful family, and our great country four more successful years. Barack Obama.

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5 Comments on “Inaugaration 2013”

  1. Convert for Obama Says:

    I love brother Reid, and pray for him as much as I pray for the president.

  2. Joseph Says:

    Yes! Me too. and after I wrote this, I started wondering if the interviewee I referenced wasn’t on MSNBC. I switched channels once, and she may have been there –

  3. Ben Says:

    I’m glad to run into your site. I see so much anti Obama stuff from my friends the I wonder if they see him as a child of God, or more like a movie monster they have to defeat. Its a breath of fresh air.

    • Convert for Obama Says:

      I agree. Not only a breath of fresh air, but also a mind and faith saver…LOL. If I wouldn’t have found it my mind or testimony (or both) would have been gone. Happy you found your way, too.

  4. BWB Says:

    Do you allow comments from LDS people who strongly disagree with this administration?

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