Thursday, October 30, 2008
See ya, wouldn't want to be ya. Don't let the door hit you on your way out. Catch ya later. B4N or BFN. Auf Wiedersehen. Caio. Farewell. Get the hell out! Sayonara. Au Revoir. Hooroo. Dosvedanya. Adios.
I know I'm a bit premature in all this good-byeing to George W Bush, the 43rd president of these United States, but we are so close after waiting for so long for this national nightmare to end. We are at 82 days on the Bush countdown clock until the inauguration of a new president in January 2009, but even better is that it is 5 days until November 4, election day (listen- can you hear the harps play and the angels sing?). There is no secret that I am voting for Barack Obama and my hopes are still high that he will be our next president, but I won't breathe that deep sigh of relief until all the votes are counted (hopefully the good old-fashioned way).
A friend and co-worker of mine just returned from a vist to Australia. He told me there were Obama posters all over the place. Another friend told me he worries about TWA (traveling while American). Things have changed in the last 8 years- for the worse. We both talked about how the world view about the US will change if Barack Obama wins the election. Perhaps the support that the US had immediately after 9/11 would return. Perhaps the rest of the world will realize that it isn't about us versus them or evil versus the US. There are bad people out there who are willing to get in the way of anything and anyplace that doesn't agree with their world view, but there are way more good people in the world, too, facing them same dangers as we do.
As Barack Obama says its about hope over fear; unity over division. That's the change I believe in.