A president for a new generation

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 11/05/2008 - 19:41.

Barack Obama is the first President my three year old son has known. He was too young to really understand who George Bush was during his first three years, but this morning he said to me "is Barack Obama president?" It fills me with joy that my son will grow up in a world less racist than the one I knew growing up. A past where an African American could not be president because of his race will be something strange and puzzling to him that he will learn about in school.

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My dh and I were talking

My dh and I were talking about the same thing ... If Obama serves 2 terms, then by the time our 10 year old is able to vote for the first time,  an African-American president will be the norm.  Of course, it would be even better if over those 8 years the number of African-Americans in other leadership positions also increased, particularly senators & congressmen  ...

 

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I've been reflecting on our Presidents, since Nixon

The first President I knew well, in my lifetime, was "tricky-Dick" Nixon...

Since that freak, the only real Presidential prospect I've found at all appealing, as a human being, is Obama.

Being a good human being will give him a great foundation for building a decent nation out of the garbage his predecessors created in my lifetime.

For the first time ever, I am hopeful for our children's futures... our future!

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