I know what many Americans are hoping for come January 20th:Â Instant change.Â Â The hope is that this president-elect, who America voted for overwhelmingly, will somehow be able to succeed where every single other president in our history has failed*:Â Â putting their money where their mouth is.
I fear that many are expecting to see headlines proclaiming ridiculous things like â€œObama fixes economy single handedly!â€Â Â Â Â or â€œIsrael ,Hamas throw down arms and sing Kumbayaâ€, or even â€œ Quick action by U.S. President saves world!â€, and are going to be sorely disappointed.Â Â
Obama is very charismatic, idealistic and young.Â He certainly knows how to generate a large following of loyal supporters, and that certainly *is* something we need right now.Â Â We need someone who can unite the country, and I feel that he could potentially DO that, as much as can be done these days.Â Beyond that, though, I donâ€™t expect any miracles out of him.Â Â
Itâ€™s pretty amazing, really, how downright enamored we are with this guy.Â I just wonder how long it will be before we start hearing people moaning and groaning about the latest thing President Obama did,Â Â shows like SNL start parodying him and the late night talk shows start adding scathing jokes about him to their monologues.Â He *is* human, and he *will* disappoint some, if not all, of us at some point in his presidency.Â Â
I simply donâ€™t expect very much from the incoming administration.Â He is, after all, a politician.Â