Sunday, December 14, 2008

Interregnum 8: What "Hope" and "Change" Mean

I'm confident that President-elect Obama will stick to his principles upon formally entering the White House. On Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, there will be millions of people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to get a glimpse of history being made. After eight years of the Bush fiasco, we have been waiting for a day when we can once again have a president that we believe in again. The world's been waiting for this day too, because they also want America to succeed.
“Hope” and “Change” were campaign buzz words that Barack Obama used to great effect when he ran for president, but he needs to fulfill that promise. Those two words were used in a rather ambiguous way – I was left wondering what he meant by hope and change. Obama said that he will open up the White House to the people, but I don't know what that means. Maybe he'll curate the White House tours from time to time. Maybe transparency in government is what he really wants to bring to the White House. I'm not sure.
But I still have faith in Barack Obama. I have faith that he will lead us through these tough times for our country. Obama will call on the entire nation to make America great again. Americans need to hope for change, because we all want to believe in the promise of America again - an America that's not bogged down in two wars, not mired in a financial crisis, and unchained from the practice of politicians making a decision without thinking twice.

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