I pray for President elect Obama and our country. The first thing you need to do sir is just be honest with us.
We have a crisis in leadership. This crisis includes lacking the moral courage or strength of character to tell it like it is and then recommend a well thought out solution, while explaining to the American citizens it is going to take work to right the ship, but it can be done. We all now need to unite, and support the new President, but in return, he needs to be honest with us and admit that the nation is in bad shape and can get a lot worse if we don’t fix it now. If he starts off with the truth, there is hope that we can once again become a powerful nation built on values and hard work.
The election of President elect Barrack Obama showed the world that people can still aspire to be what they dream, but now we must take back from and destroy the greed of the big corporations, special interests and Wall Street (focus on the short term profit of a few at the sacrifice of the many’s future).
The nation’s citizens need to encourage the new President to put it back in strengthening the middle class, and enabling millions of others to join the middle class through brain power and hard work.
Hopefully this will turn out well, but President elect Obama is not in an enviable position and I doubt we know half of it. Once his administration gets to look at the books, I think we will learn we are considerably worse off than we know. I think there will be familiar faces in this administration, but the context in which they work and what is expected of them in terms of honesty and policy formulation will be very different from most previous administrations, even Clintons. I think this guy is honest, has low ego needs, is serious, open, and inclusive and want to make this a better country for the people and the nation.
At least I am going to start off giving him a clean slate of my support. Yes, I supported Ron Paul, but the people have made the decision, and I will now support the President elect. Please read the following article,
If President Elect-Obama were the incoming CEO of a corporation, he would now be preparing for the first act of his tenure: A massive write-off of the mountains of rotted junk buried on the company’s balance sheet and an announcement that recovery will take a long, long time.
This flush would clear the way for several years of better than expected results. It would also take advantage of the new leader’s one chance to blame the sorry state of the organization on his sorry predecessor.
President Obama began this process last night, in his victory speech, when he noted that restoring the country’s health might take more than a term. In the next few weeks, he should go well beyond this:
- The deficit will be more than $1 trillion a year for several years
- The country needs a massive new fiscal stimulus
- The housing market will continue to decline through at least 2010
- Interest rates and taxes will eventually have to rise (after the economy stabilizes)
- Weak corporations have to be allowed to fail
- Millions of homeowners will lose their house
- Unemployment will probably rise to 10%
- The government simply cannot “bail the country out”–not because it lacks the will, but because it lacks the power.
In short, Obama needs to acknowledge reality, erring on the side of overstating the problems and challenges, and he needs to prepare the country for several tough years. Because if he doesn’t, within six months of his taking office, the country will have forgotten all about the prior administration and will instead be blaming everything on him.