Wednesday, November 5, 2008

President Obama


Well, as predicted, Barack Hussein Obama will become the 44th President of the United States starting from Jan 20, 2009.

Yes, it is historic, it gives some people hope, colored kids to look up to, and a lot of things to talk about in the coming 'days'. However, I think he is more than being the 'Tiger Woods' of the U.S. politic. With the problems he is facing, if he can politically survive, it will already be a triumph. As I believe, there is only so much a person can do. Surely, there will be tons of wise guys to help him, both inside and outside his administration. But the people, the States is facing are something very much fundamental and deep rooted.

For examples, financially, American need to change their attitude towards borrowing, spending, and investing. Educationally, you need to make kids feel learning is cool, geeks should be idols, not jocks. Medically, how to reform the whole system to make medicines affordable in the long term. These challenges are enormous. Also, payback to interest groups and the really power in various committees in the Government that tied in with big corps in defense and energy, as well as foreign powers. U think that's easy? I don't think so...

Anyway, Mr. Obama will begin his honeymoon today and the public is going to pound on him very soon. It is because America has got used to the comfortable way of life for so long, they would rather take painkiller than real bitter treatments to get well. That's my thought in spite of the hope that I have on him from the other side of my personality.

God bless him and America!

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