President Obama. It has a great ring to it, doesn’t it?
Barack Obama wins. Change is coming. Obama took the lead and made history as the first black man elected president.
Obama as president means new opportunities for things we care about. For example, all of my friends who care passionately for the environment are certain that with Obama leading, our country can change our destructive habits of sending insurmountable amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Also, my generation is much more aware of prejudices and discrimination against homosexuals. Under Obama, I know that civil rights for all, not just heterosexuals, is attainable.
In many ways, this election was for the youths of America who can’t yet share their views with the rest of the country, but who will be affected by every decision just the same. The most relevant way is that my generation is being told we will be poorer than the generation before ours, and that the generation after ours still will be paying off our country’s debts — an estimated $12.3 billion for external debts alone.
The next time the presidential election comes around, many of my friends and I will be eligible to vote. Will there be a more suitable candidate for the presidency than Obama? Who knows?
Regardless, what about the present? If all we do is focus on our differences and depreciate our leaders, where are we going? What progress are we making? None. Don’t you want to know that your future as a retired citizen will be secure and free of stress? That is why we, as a nation, must support and follow President-elect Obama on his plans for a better, safer economy.
E pluribus unum: Out of many, one. That is and will always be the definition of the United States of America.