I just watched his inaugauration speech.
After 8 years of listening to Bush stumble, spit, mis-pronounce and make up words entirely through his speeches...?
Barack Obama is spine-tinglingly good. He is a superb orator. His speech-writer deserves a raise.
The thing that (I know, stupid) struck me the most, was not his jibes at Bush and the Bush dynasty - but his mention of the sciences, education and most strikingly, his inclusion of unbelievers.
Both the Bush Presidents adhered to the belief that unbelievers were not true Americans. They both adhered to beliefs that are out-dated, mysoginistic, ill-suited to modern life and inheneretly racist, bigoted and close-minded.
Barack Obama is a breath of fresh air. He is intelligent, open-minded, moral and mindful of histories lessons for the future.
Even though I am an English woman, living in England, I feel happy, content, ecstatic even, that this man is now the 44th President. I look forward to the next four years. Hopefully, eight.
Good luck President Obama.