President Barack Obama

Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I die before I wake, I pray the lord my soul to take.

That’s the prayer my ex-wife taught to our daughters. We still say that prayer every night at bedtime. Now that the election is over, McCain has conceded and we have a new president elect, we should all pray. The next president is going to be faced with challenges not faced by any president since FDR and the great depression.

This is not simply an issue of race. Granted, the US has elected it’s first black president, but if this were any other country in the world, the color of the elected official’s skin would not have been an issue. Now that he is our president elect, he will be scrutinized more closely than any other. Again because the color of his skin and not the tough job that lies ahead. He inherits a mess that any president would have a hard time trying to manage. Let’s cut the guy a break from the racial issue, give him the benefit of the doubt and see what he’s made of.

I also realize that many blacks (African-Americans) will be holding high hopes that this president will pay special attention to the plight of his kind. But if he does , is he any better than any other president who may have ignored or paid special attention to a particular group or people? He would be placing a blemish on his accomplishment if he does. I hope blacks are not disappointed if he takes the high road and treats all of us the same. I think that is all that Martin Luther King, Jr. ever wanted. And all people, white and black, who sacrificed themselves for equality of any kind. Hopefully, this president will be able to do that for us without being condemned for it.

Congratulations, Mr. President.

Doc B

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