There are children in America today who will have only ever known a world where a black man has been president, where there truly is nothing that any of us can’t accomplish.
The world at large has breathed a collective sigh of relief, that we have chosen a president who will try and restore the good name that our country once had, a president who will no longer allow the U.S. to be the world’s bully. This is a president who, throughout his campaign, has pushed for things like paying teachers what they’re worth. Issues that won’t ever win a U.S. election, that we, as a people, don’t seem particularly motivated to do anything about, yet still have a dramatic effect on our economy, and world standing. This is a president who admits, that yes, humans are responsible for global warming, and yes, we can not afford to keep pretending it is something we don’t have to address right now.
Last night I dreamed I had a chance to talk with Michelle Obama, and I thanked her for what she and her husband have accomplished, thanked her for changing the world for our children. Because, there is no doubt in my mind, that he or anyone like him, could have accomplished what he has, without the support and love of an incredible partner.
Growing up I never believed that a black man would be elected before a white woman. I have never been so happy to be so wrong.
Thank you President Obama, for helping to restore my faith in the United States of America.