I haven't heard anything about citizenship malarkey...people had a lot more than 2 years to dig something like that up..sounds a bit suspicious to me...
I'm already tired of hearing all the racial/gender sides...I'm sure there's plenty of sensible african americans who voted for McCain. Plenty of women who voted for Obama.
I was working when he delivered the speech on the 4th and finally got around to digging it up on youtube today. It was very uplifting.
My only thoughts are, as the first "black" president I'm sure he'll want to go down in the history books as one of the best we've seen in recent terms if not decades. He can sure talk the talk and I'm thinking his convictions will hold him to walk the walk. It was a very uplifting speech, and as best as I could read him (unless he's a narcissist like some of my family members claimed lol), he seemed completely earnest.
In the 3rd and last presedential debate, one of the key things he talked about was reform was in order to ''fix'' things, and that REALISTICALLY nobody on this big green earth can go beyond the natural order of things and fix the mess our country has gotten into in one year, 4 years, or possibly even 8.
Here's a terrible metaphor and I'm begging your forgiveness before I type it out...
It doesn't take long for your nephew to remove every toy from the toybox and toss them all over the livingroom in a matter of complete chaos. It's considerably more time consuming to round them all up, put them in the box in order so you can close the lid without smashing one.
Put these ''toys'' in terms of 8 years to completely turn our economy upside down, try to clean up another country, and in the process fall under scrutiny from the rest of the world and divide its own people, undergo a ticking time bomb of an energy crisis which is going on borrowed time, and think if anybody in Obamas shoes could possibly undo...or rather...fix all thats been damaged (some would argued handled as well as possible) in the past 8 years..possibly even a bit further back.
Just my two cents. =P