Together, we must move forward toward a new dawn with
President Obama showing the way.
He must lead, not just some but all of us, as he has from the very beginning.
President Obama’s November 2008 election victory was foreordained by his passionate yet humble nomination acceptance speech from between majestic Greek columns formed of simple Styrofoam, emblematic of his presidency to come.
On November 7th, soon after after his triumphant election, President Obama heard the voices of oppressed masses everywhere and, in his uniquely humble way, promptly occupied
Wall Street the Office of the President Elect. There was no constitutional or statutory provision for that office, but then even as now President Obama could not and would not wait.
With sad predictably, President Bush declined to take appropriate steps to relinquish the presidency and President Elect Obama was therefore unable to occupy the actual Office of the President until after his inauguration more than two months later on January 20, 2009.
During his time in Office, President Obama has nevertheless brought the nation great progress such as never seen before. First ObamaCare and, more recently, NASA’s announcement of an historic project to put a man on a bus to Cleveland, Ohio by early next year.
The complex and dangerous three-day mission, dubbed “Chariot I,” is expected to pass through six states and include two brief transfers in Atlanta and Louisville in both directions, at a reported total cost of $360 dollars plus taxes and fees.
“For almost as long as our nation has existed, man has gazed upon a map of the eastern United States and dreamed of traveling to Cleveland, the largest metropolitan area in Ohio,” NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. said at a press conference announcing the agency’s first major initiative since the discontinuation of the space shuttle program. “Until now, the immense physical and psychological risks involved in any manned mission had put that dream sadly out of reach.”
That lofty goal is well on the way to accomplishment, as is getting in sync with China. His personal initiative in sending Bin Laden to his dubious reward rivals that of President Truman in developing the Atomic Bomb. Once again President Obama, even though understandably weary, must move ever forward.
He must refuse to follow the treacherous path of former President Bush and announce immediately, or in any event no later than the fourth anniversary of his ascension to the Office of the President Elect, that he will promptly occupy a glorious new and equally unprecedented office.
Despite his heroic presidential efforts, he is only human (as incredible as that must be) and must be disappointed with us because we still do not deserve him! First Lady Obama, already immensely proud of him, will be overjoyed because she will be free at last to leave the dreary White House and, unlike the new occupant’s wife, become once again a working mom. Is it too much to hope for that President Obama will just say yes to this request? If not for the sake of the universe then surely for Mrs. Obama! He owes her that and more after her too many years of privation as the First Lady.
His time has come. He can’t wait and he must not wait to achieve the perfection he now acknowledges, with characteristic humility, that he has thus far not achieved; he must strive for his manifest destiny so that he will long be remembered for that achievement as well as for his countless other historic accomplishments.
Four more years! Go President Obama! We salute your incredible deeds and your compassion despite our failure to deserve them. History awaits as you march, for us, ever forward to the light you have shown us!
First published at Dan Miller’s Blog.