History and RealityThere are no doubt certain people who believe that today will be the beginning of the end of all of our problems as a nation. Certainly, the President-elect made everyone believe so during his campaign. This is the moment, he said, when the world begins to heal.
Yes, this is an extremely historic day. A black man will take the constitutional oath as President of the United States for the first time, and this does serve as a testimony to how far our country has come in such a short time in its historical narrative. Barack Obama is not the Messiah, however-in spite of the belief that some seem to have that he is the answer to all of our problems.
It will be curious to watch how some of these Obamaniacs react after a year has passed if our forces are not withdrawn from Iraq. Obama himself has spent the better part of a week trying to dampen expectations, since we know that the recession will not be over at the close of business today.
Will President Obama be seen as the Savior and Lord in November 2010?
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