I hope that the people who elected Barack Obama did so for the right reasons. I’m not sure President Bush was elected that way.
It would be sad if academia, the mainstream press, Hollywood, liberals, ethnic groups and die-hard Democrats elected Obama simply to exact revenge for Bush, or because he is a black man or because it’s payback for perceived mistreatment of Clinton.
It is my hope that the man will grow into the presidency, that he will surround himself with bright, honorable people without regard to anything except his and their allegiance to the U.S. and willingness to provide for the health and welfare of all of us. We need and deserve such action, even though we have not always received it.
Our Constitution is not a living thing to be changed at the whim of a justice or politician.
Our president must protect those of us who served, in our time, to protect him and those who came before and after him.
Many of us have lived hard times. We prevailed by hard work, good fortune and with the help of good people.
Ours is a flexible and resilient economy and society. We will be well again.