Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The American Dream

MANDI WRIGHT/Detroit Free Press
My mother would have loved to have been part of this election season. She loved everything about the presidency and looked forward to the day when a woman would be elected president. She was an avid supporter of Geraldine Ferraro and I am positive that she would have loved Hillary. She probably would have switched parties to support Sarah Palin. Let's face it. . . she was a feminist! Despite the fact that Barrack Obama is a man, she would be thrilled that an African-American man had managed to become President-Elect of the United States. She always rooted for the underdog.

We live in difficult times and although everyone seems to want "change", there are many different definitions of that term. It is my hope that Mr. Obama will be blessed to be able to do the right things for our country. It is even more imperative to me that the country will unite and support him. I have friends on both sides of the fence who all have strong opinions, but the one thing they share is that they want this country to be the best it can be.

History was made tonight. Our country has come a long way since the embattled 1960's. Heck, we just elected a black American to be president. Did you think that was possible even last year? It makes me believe that anything can happen if you work hard enough. And isn't that the American Dream?