Friday, January 29, 2010

He’s Back!

But, then again, perhaps he never really left.

This evening, MSNBC aired a two hour special rebroadcasting the question and answer period from President Obama’s unprecedented meeting today with House Republicans, at their retreat in Baltimore, Maryland. (MSNBC broke the report up by questions. I believe this link will take you to the correct page so you can view each segment in turn.) Watching President Obama during Wednesday’s State of the Union Address I was buoyed and encouraged. But tonight I was reminded of exactly why I voted for Barack Obama. The guy is brilliant. He’s not as liberal as I wish he were, but he’s as liberal as anyone could be and still get elected president. He’s a policy wonk, which I like. He tends toward the professorial, which is fine. I admire his devotion to bipartisanship, even though there are times when I would prefer him to just strong arm his way through legislation. He has an easy grace when speaking extemporaneously. He can be casual and colloquial, but, unlike some of our politicians, is never crude. Yes, I know he is ridiculed for his use of tele-prompters, but no one can deny the man is extremely intelligent and articulate. Plus, he has a staggering depth and breadth of knowledge on all aspects of the government and the challenges we are facing as a nation. He also has a sense of humor, which I think is vital to the job. And he is the epitome of cool. Being calm, self possessed and not easily ruffled or riled ought to be a Constitutional requirement to be president!

Today, President Barack Obama faced off against House Republicans and hit for the cycle - - - with extra home runs right over the Green Monster!

Thank you Mr. President.


dancingmorganmouse said...

fingers crossed eh?

Pink Granite said...

Boy howdy - fingers and toes!
- Lee

Irene said...

Thanks for the link. I had three phone calls during his speech! Ugh!

People (uh, republicans, mostly) forget that Obama was handed down this mess of an economy.