I’ve sort of been out of politics for a few days, being reckless and cranky and not giving a damn about my very own apathy.
This morning, as I started to feel like a human being again, I was reading about the Obama World Wide Tour Aught Eight.
First of all, I can’t help but agree with other progressives that Barack Obama traveling is a good thing for this country. What’s wrong with talking to our allies? What’s wrong with having a dialog?
Sharon and I agree completely on this. The world is waiting out the Bush Administration as much as we are.
I’d much rather have a leader that talks things through. That thinks about the direction of this country and it’s role globally.
Last week, Homer, Squirrel Queen and I were talking about patriotism. They thought I was the most patriotic one in the bunch. And I am. I believe in the possibilities and potential of each and every one of us not only in the United States but in the world.
The thing about this country in this history-making year is that for those of us who have personally been impacted by the bad decisions of this current administration, we can see some light at the end of the tunnel.
I still concede whoever inherits this country is going to be doing a great deal of cleaning up. No one is perfect and it’s not going to be easy.
But the last seven years of ruling by creating fear has taken it’s toll on so many of us. This is not the country my grandfather taught me about. Hopefully we can move forward.
Idealism is not a bad thing to have.
One last political thought is that I really wish that Al Gore would challenge his former running mate, Joe Lieberman, to an ultimate fighting championship. JoeLie is clueless. Gore could take him.