They said he was Muslim. They said that he supported terrorists here in the states and abroad. They said he was a good speaker, but unproven as a leader. They said he betrayed the Republicans by not taking public financing. Joe Biden also said we're going to tested by rogue nations if he gets elected. Joe the Plumber said, essentially, that his taxation plan was going to hurt small businesses in America. Florida said that Fidel Castro endorsed Barack Obama. They said he was buying his election. They said he was too radical. They re-ran that Rev. Wright clip every chance they got. He's black. His middle name is "Hussein" and his last name sounds like "Osama" and dude still won by a landslide. I don't know if it was the older McCain and his tiny arms. I don't know if it was the young vote that put us over the hump. I don't know if it was that the worst president of my lifetime digging us a into a 20-year hole in just eight years.
Dude's got a helluva road ahead of him, no doubt. And the world is going to be watching him with a hawk eye. But I don't mind going on record saying that I feel like this nation is about to turn a corner. Political action is corner that takes years to turn, but it feels like Obama's win has started that process. I'm not very political and never professed to be. I claim "Independent" because I don't want to attach myself blanketly to any one party or ideal. You gotta think for yourself too, but when I woke up this morning, something felt different. Something felt good. We got every reason to hang our heads in misery. This world's a wreck and our nation has come off the tracks. Obama, solely, is not the solution, but the fish rots from the head down. We've needed healthier leadership in this nation and hopefully, now, we can start moving in that direction.
(sips coffee as CNN plays an old clip of Barack nailing a deep three)
Man, that was a nice shot.