President Barack Obama Takes Ofice

Barack Obama in the rain at the University of Mary Washington
Image Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Today was the day. George W. Bush officially moved out, and Barack Obama moved in. Everything seemed just a little brighter today. I have much higher hopes for the future.

President Obama’s official portrait was released the other day. There was a lot of fuss made about the fact that it’s the first presidential portrait taken with a digital camera (Canon 5D Mark II). Personally, I think it’s a little uninspired. I much prefer the image above by Alex Brandon. Whenever I look at it I think to myself… there is no spoon.


President Barack Obama: Yes We Can
Obama Illustration by Obey Giant.

On November 4th, 2008, Barack Obama was elected 44th President of the United Sates of America. This momentous occasion can be summed up in 3 words… Yes We Can!

If you didn’t watch Barack’s speech from Chicago on TV tonight, I highly recommend looking for it online. It was quite inspirational. I really mean that. I was actually a bit choked-up. I’m sure it will be posted to in the next day or two.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome of this election, but I must admit I thought it was going to be a much closer race. In fact, I’ve been a little worried that McCain was going to win.

I actually respect John McCain for everything he’s been through, and done, for this country, but I did not want him to be our next president. His views just aren’t inline with what I think our country (and the world) needs right now. I will give him credit for the very graceful speech he gave tonight in Arizona, conceding the election to Obama. He did a good job. It was too bad for him that his audience was apparently full of Arizona frat-boys, who insisted on inappropriately booing and yelling out comments during his speech.

As we move forward into what will hopefully be a turning point in the history of our country, let’s all keep those 3 little words in mind whenever faced with a new challenge… Yes We Can!

Oh, and the best news of all… no one’s house will be peed on. ;)