“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
With those words, Barack Obama assumes the job of President of the United States of America.
Good luck, Mr. President. Your road will not be easy, and it probably mostly won’t be much fun. You won’t be able to carry a TelePromTer with you all the time, so you’d better get better at speaking off the cuff. Those who you once thought of as friends may or may not still be friendly to you; better get used to that, too.
The press (all those sycophants of the Mainstream Media who just yesterday were still slobbering over you) may suddenly turn and rend you if you disappoint them–or they may not. They’re capricious that way. Your liberal supporters will back you only as long as you do their bidding. Stray from their designated path but an inch, and they, too, are likely to turn and start kicking you around. It’ll hurt, you know.
I’ll be interested to see what your reaction will be the first time you get savaged by the press or your “followers”. I would hope that you will handle it with grace and dignity; President Bush has set you a wonderful example of how to do that, and you would do well to emulate him.
Honestly, I really don’t know why you wanted this job so badly. But you did, and you got it. So from one American to another, I wish you all success in the endeavor. In fact, I truly wish you so much success that I find myself impelled to vote for you in four years.
Congratulations, good luck, and may you keep our beloved nation as safe as your predecessor did.