All the Best, Mr. President

We watched with interest, your inaugural ceremony and address. It was really amazing to see the number of people who came in for the ceremony. It also goes to show how much everybody is excited for you. Too much expectations, however. But I hope you go on to not let the pressure nor the expectations daunt you in your task ahead. You come across honest, confident, and smart. I hope your abilities will stand you in good stead. A lot rides on some of the decisions you are going to make. And, I hope for the sake of all concerned, that you make wise ones.

You did fumble during the oath ceremony. Can’t blame you though. Once, it was too long a part of a sentence. 😛 But during the address itself, you had an easy manner, a nice demeanor, and your believable confidence. You did say one thing that I have never really heard any president say before – not that I know what every president has said earlier! You addressed flourishing nations and said “we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change with it.” Really, if anything, I think that thought alone is to be commended – that it even is on your mind! You also said “Jews, Hindus,  and nonbelievers”. Stringing together those particular words is going to further alienate folks who are already alienated. For that, and for everything else I wish you the very best. And I am sure millions of people join me. I hope you succeed in bringing together people all over, including the ones who think of themselves in isolation.

Do go on to become a president who will be remembered for the right reasons, unlike your immediate predecessor.


4 Responses to “All the Best, Mr. President”

  1. I was sooo looking forward to the speech. While it was good, it was a bit of a let down – at least for me. Didn’t get no one liners – such as “Change” or “Ask not what the country can do for you but what you can do for your country” etc.

    Having said that I agree with the points that you mentioned. I loved the part about him explicitly calling out that the world has changed and we (America) has to change with it.

    Now it’s go time. Let’s see what comes out of it.


  2. hmmm… somehow google reader doesnt seem to be picking up new posts from you…

  3. Ganapathy, yeah no one-liners. :)

    Vijay, please click on the subscribe to feed link at the top left. Thanks!

  4. Chitra,

    Obama did not fumble….the cheif justce Gates recited the oath wrongly…he jumbled the words from the oath…

    First i thought Obama did fumble but later it was blown out by media about how Gates read the oath wrongly…it went to an extent where obama took a second oath…

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