I just heard this quote on CBS and thought it was so appropriate.
I am so excited about the future that lies ahead and hope that we can all come together and support our new president, whether we voted for him or not, whether we're black or white, Christian or not, young or old. This new presidency means that this country is finally ready for change, that my son will grow up in a world that is just a little better and a little more accepting of others than it was before. That we are becoming a nation that is colorblind - blue state, red state, black skin, white skin - we are all one. It means that anything is possible - for me, as a woman, for my son, for the future. This inauguration means everything to this country and we cannot wait to see what President Obama can do to help this country mean something more than what it has become. We no longer want to be a land of overindulgance, of spoiled rotten Americans - we want to be known as a land of possibilities and dreams. Dreaming big brought our ancestors to this country, and we look to President Obama to help make our dreams come true. True leadership is what our country needs - and my hope is that he can lead us into better times.
Some people think too much is being made over his ability to change our world - but why not believe in him? What harm does it do to stand behind him and give him the support he needs to turn this country around? This isn't religion - this is governance - and we all need religion, but we can't all govern.
By the way, have you had the chance to read Obama's letter to his daughters?